Thursday, February 19, 2004

THE STORY WE WROTE FOR ANGELS ON EARTH IS OUT!

THE STORY JIMMY AND I WROTE FOR ANGELS ON EARTH MAGAZINE, MARCH/APRIL 2004 EDITION IS NOW OUT!  THE EDITOR SENT ME 2 COPIES "HOT OFF THE PRESS," YESTERDAY.  THEY WILL SEND ME LOTS OF COPIES LATER TO SEND TO FRIENDS AND FAMILY.  THE STORY IS CALLED "LUCKY."   YOU CAN CHECK THE ANGELS ON EARTH WEBSITE. THE  STORY IS ABOUT AN ANGEL THAT APPEARED TO MY HUSBAND WHEN HE FELL ASLEEP AT THE WHEEL, ON THE GARDEN STATE PARKWAY, ON HIS WAY BACK FROM ATLANTIC CITY.  THE BEAUTIFUL ANGEL, MYSTERIOSLY  SAVED HIS LIFE, AS A MAJOR ARTEY IN HIS LEG WAS CUT.  HE WOULD HAVE DIED IF IT WEREN'T FOR HER.  AND AT THE END OF THE STORY, HE SAYS HIS LIFE CHANGED FOR THE BETTER, AS HE MET AND MARRIED ME, SOON AFTER THIS ANGEL APPEARED IN HIS LIFE.  HOWEVER, I AM A LITTLE DISAPPOINTED, BECAUSE THEY FORGOT TO PRINT OUR PICTURES AND  "AFTERGLOW," WHICH TELLS ABOUT THE PERSON WRITING THE STORY.  THE GOOD NEWS IS, I HAVE 2 MORE STORIES I JUST WROTE TO SEND THE EDITOR.  I SPOKE WITH THE EDITOR OF THE MAGAZINE, TODAY, AND HE IS EXCITED ABOUT MY STORIES AND SAID TO SEND THEM TO HIM ASAP!  HE IS A WONDERFUL PERSON, AND LOVES MY STYLE OF WRITING!..WE HAVE A VERY GOOD REPOIR.  CAN YOU BELIEVE  IT! THE FIRST STORY I  EVER WROTE,  AND  SENT AWAY TO A MAGAZINE FOR PUBLICATION, AND I  GOT PUBLISHED  RIGHT AWAY, ON  THE FIRST TRY!..NOT BAD! I AM A BEGINNER....A NOVICE.  AND TRUTHFULLY I DIDN'T EVEN KNOW WHAT I WAS DOING! WHEN THE EDITOR HAD CALLED ME ,WAY BACK WHEN, TO SAY HE LOVED MY STORY , AND WANTED TO PUBLISH IT, AND HE WOULD  EVEN PAY ME  FOR  IT.LOL!!!..i REPLIED, I DIDN'T WANT TO BE PAID!  I'M DOING IT FOR PLEASURE!  FOR ME, THE EXCITEMENT OF HAVING A STORY PUBLISHED, FAR OUTWEIGHED MONEY!  HE WAS A LITTLE SURPRISED, THAT I DIDN'T WANT TO BE PAID,AND SO WAS I WHEN I RECEIVED A CHECK FOR $400 IN THE MAIL FOR OUR STORY! I DON'T  THINK THAT MANY WRITER'S GET THEIR  FIRST STORY PUBLISHED RIGHT AWAY!.........USUALLY, YOU FIRST GET HUNDREDS OF REJECTION SLIPS, THEN GET PUBLISHED!......LIKE STEVEN  KING WHEN HE FIRST STARTED WRITING, HE TOOK A NAIL, HUNG IT ON HIS WALL, AND PROCEEDED TO FILL IT WITH REJECTION SLIP. AFTER REJECTION SLIP, TILL HE FINALLY GOT SOMETHING PUBLISHED! WELL, GOTTA GO NOW! I GOT PLENTY OF WRITING TO DO!!!

3 comments:

wvgranpappy said...

Finally got through to your journal..GREAT STUFF..Really have enjoyed reading your journal so far. Will continue to do so. Sure would like to have a copy of your book when it is available....Take Care....PAPPY

dakotarose2852 said...

Congrats on getting your story published in Angels on Earth magazine. I'm gonna look for it.
Susan

wfhbear said...

Congratulations Fran! We look forward to reading the story. Hope you are well. We are getting better. Bill & Libby.