― Dr. Seuss
It started out as a search for information that I've saved. You see, I can not find anything. Half of my time is spent looking for notes or articles I've copied or information about the subject of my current project. This interferes with my writing, and I do not accomplish as much each day as I had hoped. So, this brilliant idea came to me. Clean out the filing cabinets. Duh! Now that was a tough one.
Well, I started going through the files but got sidetracked along the way. Why? Because I discovered all of these old stories and articles I wrote going way back to 1999. I won't bore you with details, but I laughed when I read them. I cringed when I looked at the rejection replies, some very polite, others just a form letter with a check mark something like "Your idea (as amazing and clever as it may be) does not fit our editorial needs."
But you know what? I never gave up and kept sending my work to children's magazines. My first published article was in Happiness Magazine, a TV Guide like magazine, in 1992. My Breakthrough article "Dr. Seuss Sparks Grandmother's Dream to Publish a Novel," along with my picture, appeared in the June 2007 issue of THE WRITER MAGAZINE. I haven't stopped since.
Come to think about it, I haven't written a magazine article in awhile, but after looking at the old stories, I might try again. Now, if I could only find my research on ducks and crickets. Where did I put it?
Never Give Up!