Surely I can’t be the only book worm and blogger who harbors secret fantasies about having something published one day. When I say published, I don’t mean on WordPress or Blogger–I’m talking publication in a magazine or journal, book or newspaper.
Yes, I’ve always wanted to see my name in print, but what steps have I taken to achieve my lofty goal? Um, until this week, not too many. Over the last year I’ve written several articles and essays, but have been hesitant to mail them off because rejection brings out my inner crybaby.
I changed all of that on Monday by mailing off a short non-fiction piece for a small magazine. Said magazine receives upwards of 1,000 submissions each month, but I decided to stop editing and procrastinating and just mail my article before postal rates went up again.
Hanging around book blogging land and seeing all the well-written posts and reviews got me to wondering if there are any other writers out there who have been published or are looking to be published. I suppose that by nature of blogging we are all writers, but have you ever submitting any pieces for publication? If not, why not? If so, how was your writing received?