I was excited today open the mailbox and find my very own copy of the book, Reverie – Ultra Short Memoirs, collected by CoCo Harris.
There on page 61 is my story, “Apartment Business” that I blogged about yesterday. [I actually submitted the story two years ago and it’s taken all this time for it to get to print.]
I’ve been blogging for about two years. I’ve had a blurb published in a cancer magazine. I’ve guest-blogged. I’ve had pats on the back from published authors. I’ve even been Freshly Pressed.
Nothing quite compares to the thrill of seeing your story with other peoples’ stories– in black and white, in print, in a book–a real book you can hold in your hands.
It inspired me to continue work on another story–for now called “Lawnmower” –which still needs some editing and cleaning up.
Next stop was of course Facebook, so I could get more pats on the back from “friends”. (You know about friends on Facebook…..)
This book in my mailbox today was a welcome addition to my world. A world that has been below-freezing degrees for weeks. A world which needed some good news.
I know tomorrow everything goes back to normal. I still have to mop the floor. I still have laundry. I still have to clean the toilet.
But for today, everything is fabulous.