My name is in print! I am beyond excited. In the mail today was a copy of Bleech magazine http://www.bleechmagazine.com. And in the magazine is my article, "Take Back the Night." It's the very first time my name has appeared in a print magazine. I suppose I should play it cool in case an editor or publisher reads this, but I'm too excited to pretend! And maybe it's good for an editor or publisher to know what this means to a writer!
The article is one that I really believed in, and not just the writing itself but the idea. When my daughter was in high school I made a deal with her. If she didn't get invited to a dance, then I'd let her have a girls-only party at our house for her and her girlfriends. This article is an extension of that idea.
And this is a milestone for me too. It just feels right all the way around.