Hey, Friends! So, a sign of how tired I was--I set this for the wrong day! Sorry it posted late! :0)
I originally planned to talk about my trip to the Amazon today but two things have forced me to postpone the update to next week:
1) I don't have words for how incredible it was and just need to process.
2) I'M PUBLISHED!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
My short story, "Concert Mania", is in the March issue of Susie Magazine, available in stores now (I purchased mine at Kroger, so I know they carry it) and possibly online at http://susiemag.org next week. I'll let you know if it's posted there--they don't post the whole mag for obvious reasons.
It's a big moment for me. I've been published locally and in university-wide periodicals, but this is my first nationally printed piece since 1998. So I keep staring at it and reading the story over and over. :0)
**Photo by Connie Rock**
Standing there in Kroger with a friend, searching for the article, and then finding it--what a great moment! And how appropo--I just "happened" to have my husband (camera) with me in the car (I don't take him everywhere because he's so big/heavy... so unless something important is going on, he stays at home) to document the occasion.
The best part about joy is sharing it with friends.
And what a way to return to the States!
See y'all Monday!
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