I submitted 2 stories from my blog to the local newspaper "The Star". They have this section called StarMag which stands for Star Magazine. The public can send in either stories about children or some true stories about personal life etc. It is not a contest, it is an on going thing and I plan to submit more stories in the future. I just wanted to see how far my writing would take me. I send via e-mail right before Valentines Day. Last Thursday I received an e-mail from the editor stating that one the reader would like to send a comment, which was enclosed in the same e-mail.
After reading the mail, only got to know that my piece about "Drunk Dad Are Dangerous" was published on the 28th of February 2010. I was floating that day. Didn't expect them to published it so soon. So excited. The same feeling when I first found out I was pregnant. I got hold of that day's paper and keep staring at it in disbelieve. My 13 years old son ask if I am considered a columnist now. Wow! How I wish.
Well, news like this I could only share with people who love to read and write. Others who don't, think that this is no big deal. Well it certainly means a lot to me. Looks like my law of attraction (The Secret) is working.
They only edited a bit due to space constraint. At least now I know my English is not that bad and others could understand what I am trying to deliver. I am glad, too, that my followers (blog) are increasing by the week. Guess I am doing something very right.
I also participated in some "story writing for children" contest. I promise myself I will try and join all these writing contest from now on. Who knows, I could be the next Stephenie Meyer of Malaysia. Wish me luck and thanks for reading. I appreciate all my readers very much.