Thursday, January 29, 2009

Wahoo!

Two days ago, something really cool happened. At the end of a long day, I checked the mail. In it there was a letter for me from the Ensign. Except it wasn't a letter, it was a check! For awhile I had been wanting to write about Samantha. I keep in touch pretty well with an old BYU professor of mine, and before we moved, we planned an office visit so we could say goodbye. As he fed Callie her bottle and I juggled Samantha in my arms, I told him some of my ideas for books. It was a great visit. It was fun to chat, but he was also very encouraging and gave me some pointers. I had mentioned that I had wanted to write an article about Samantha. He really encouraged me on that...so when I got home, I started writing.

Last July I wrote a submitted the article to the Ensign. I was pretty pumped when I got a letter telling me that they wanted it. I was thrilled when I signed my contract. And I was really super excited when I got this check in the mail! Wahoo I tell you. (Not that it's much, but still. Someone is paying me for something I wrote. This is a wanting-to-really-badly-be-a-published-author's dream!) I hadn't told too many people about the article, because...I just didn't. But, I'm just really excited. They'll send me word when they decide what month they'll use it, but I'm assuming it'll be awhile since they usually have the magazine layed out and planned for the year. But yeah!

9 comments:

Launi said...

that's so cool, jenny! congratulations! i look forward to reading it whenever it does come out!

reggstyl said...

Congratulations! That is HUGE. I'm so excited for you :)

Heather said...

Very cool--I can't wait to read it in the ensign. My cousins have had a couple of articles in the ensign and it is always fun to think Hey I know that person!

Lili said...

Wahoo is right! I'll look forward to reading it!

Heidi Ashworth said...

YAYYYYYY! Congrats! (my article didn't come out for almost 18 months, maybe longer, after I got my check--I have heard of others who have waited longer). Yayyyyy!! yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

maryirene allen said...

super duper awesome!!!! i remember you telling me you had submitted something. i also noticed an article, though i haven't read it yet, in the february ensign about adoption and it actually got me thinking about that. i look forward to reading your article. please let us know when it come out so we don't miss it! way to go jenny. you can achieve anything! and you always inspire me to believe in myself too! thanks. love you!

erin ames said...

Woah that's great. I think it's obvious you're a good writer from your blog...but always nice to be validated like that...I assume. :) Anyway congrats and can't wait to read it.

sagebrushandbuttercups said...

Jenny that is SOOOO great! You are indeed a wonderful writer and I am thrilled for you to be recognized as such!
Very happy for you!
~Jan

rachel said...

The check came! How awesome. Congrats on getting paid to write. Talk to you soon.

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