I officially feel like a real writer today. I submitted a feature I had written and was contacted by the editor to discuss the various things in more detail. Yes, I thought hanging up the phone. This was the moment I had been waiting for I felt like a real writer.
I'm doubly pleased because it is the first article that I have actually pitched as an outline first. So the course must be teaching me something right because what ever I did, it worked. Also the magazine is a really well known woman's weekly which as a beginner is no easy nut to crack.
I successfully sold my article, negotiated the terms and I am one happy girl. It's given me a massive motivation to get cracking and turn some of those ideas that have been languishing on the notepad into saleable work.
What a start to my year. I just hope it continues and is not beginners luck.