Saturday, March 09, 2013

I am a writer

I am a writer. It has taken me a long time to call myself that. I am not a writer who is paid, or any good for that matter, but I am a writer. I have kept this blog to chronicle our days for seven years. In that time I have written many blog posts. I always dismiss them. The tidbits of our days are mere reflections on our time. The posts aren't real writing. At least I never thought so, until recently.

Over the last year, I have thought more and more about the written word. I find myself jotting things down as I see them or dream them. I wake up early and hide in the bathroom scribbling furiously in my notebook. With a bit of prodding from a friend, I decided to submit a piece to the print magazine, Kindred. It was accepted. I am excited and emboldened.

The newest issue of Kindred has doubled in size and is so full of goodness that I encourage you to check it out. This second issue is available for preorder now with shipment at the end of the month. You can also see my name in lights on the contributor page.

19 comments:

  1. Wow congratulations Heather. I am so pleased for you...what a good feeling to have your talent acknowledged.
    Well done you.
    Deb

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  2. This is so exciting- so happy for you!
    It looks like an exquisite issue.

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  3. You are a writer! How wonderful. I will be checking out this issue.

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  4. i am so excited for you! how wonderful, can't wait to get my copy!

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  5. Will you sign my copy when it comes? I see this magazine mentioned all the time on the blogs linked from the yarn along. I finally ordered a copy last week.

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  6. Heather that is SO cool and I am so excited for you!!!

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  7. congratulations! :D

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  8. Congrats!!!!! Well done!!!!

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  9. Very proud of you!

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  10. congratulations!

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  11. Marcia Burney3:31 PM

    Always knew you were talented! Good job.

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  12. of course you are a writer!!! your space is one of my very favorite blog stops!!! congrats on the publication---can't wait to read your contribution.

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  13. You write beautifully and I enjoy visiting your blog and hearing what you have to say. Congrats!

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  14. That's really exciting!!! I'm proud of you for having the courage to submit and I'm proud that they see you as the wonderful writer that you are!!

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  15. Congratulations, my friend! You are a writer!

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  16. congrats mama! and huzzah! for being brave enough to stick yourself out there - that is how goals are met :)

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  17. Thank you all so much for your kind words. I am sure there is more to come.

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  18. Congrats, congrats, congrats :) I am so very happy for you!

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  19. Yaaaay!! That is something you can really be proud of!
    I'm excited for you (and also with you, since this particular issue of Kindred will also have an illustration of me included, also my first submission ever). Can't wait to read your piece!

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