Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Good News from The Weekly News!

I had a email from Jill Finlay today to say that they will be publishing a story of mine on 14 December.

That will be 3 in total - not a big deal in comparison to many of you out there but you have to start somewhere!

To be honest Jill had had the story for rather a long time and I'd given up hope, but I thought I'd send a query email just to be on the safe side.  I expected a "no" to bounce back, so this news was doubly exciting.  I suppose the message in this is to not give up hope, and that maybe after a long time, a polite query email, may actually do some good.

I've had a dance round the living room with  my boys, I think they think I'm quite mad.  The first question was "How much are you getting paid for it?"  the second question, which remained unspoken, I'm sure was "What are you going to buy me with it?"
Christmas presents perhaps? 
Now I'm off to have a celebratory cup of tea, and maybe even one of my son's chocolate chip cup cakes.
I know how to live don't I? 


  1. Fantastic, congratulations!

  2. Well done, WannabeaWriter. I came across you because I want to submit to The Weekly News myself and I was just checking the editor's name. Biggest congratulations.

  3. Well done! Three stories published is brilliant and a great reason to dance around the living room. As for the unspoken question 'what will you buy for me', I suggest a copy of the magazine each, story signed by author. ;-)

  4. Yay. Well done. Happy dances all round. Caroline x

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    1. Thanks for all your lovely comments. Unfortunately I haven't managed to get hold of a copy of the publication - apparently there was a problem with distribution up north, so I may have to order a copy direct! Never mind. Charlie, good luck with your submission, be prepared for a bit of a wait though, as Jill always seems snowed under.