Have I ever confided in you, the world at large, that I have this aspiration, this . . . dream . . . of being a published writer? Well, I do. If you were to ask me what my passion is, writing would certainly be very near the top of my list. But I usually feel ambivalent about saying outright, “I want to be a writer,” because, really, who doesn’t? I have this sneaking suspicion that just about every blogger out there fancies him- or herself a bona fide writer, with fantasies of being discovered and seeing their name in bylines and on book covers. And who am I but a harried stay-at-home mom with no college education, a lot of opinions and a good computer? My point? There are lots and lots of people out there who write, who write very well, and who write about compelling topics. I’m a small fish in a big sea.
Still, I’m not going to just lie down and admit defeat without even trying. So I occasionally submit things I write to different forums and venues. And some of the things I’ve written have actually made it past the editors’ desks and into the public eye. But this morning, to my surprise, I was greeted by an email notifying me that a piece I recently submitted was not only published, but that I will be paid for it (this is a first for me)! How much I end up getting paid for it depends upon how much traffic the article gets, and that’s where you come in. Please visit my article and pass a link onto your friends! Feel free to share your thoughts with me, and maybe what I wrote will even encourage some meaningful thought and discussion among you and your circle of peeps.
Thanks so much for your support, you!