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Wednesday, 30 April 2008

I am going to be published !!!!

I've had a short story accepted.

Believe me, I'm so excited. It is better than winning the lottery. The Yellow Balloon has been accepted by My Weekly in their 'supernatural' slot!

I heard this morning. Today is Full Council day. I have to get my head in gear for tonight.

(Posting from work so very naughty, but just had to share with my bestest blogger friends.)



Lane said...

O -M - G

Well done Annie! That's brilliant news!

So pleased for you:-)

Denise said...

Fantastic! Was this based on the balloon crash landing that Sunday morning?

Break out the champagne when you get a chance, you know you want to!

Debs said...

Brilliant news, well done you. I can imagine how excited you must be. Cant wait to read it.
D x

Anonymous said...


Excellent news Annie. Well done.

Lane said...

Annie, I've just remembered - is it that special story related to your mum. I hope it is:-)

HelenMH said...

Brilliant - well done!

Tom Foolery said...

For she's a jolly good fellow and so say all of us! Well done, I'm sooo pleased for you.TFX

Annieye said...

Lane: Yes, it's a story written around the experience we had with the yellow balloon when mum died.

Denise: No - I did write a story about that but I've not subbed it anywhere yet.

Debs: It's given me a real boost. I didn't feel like this in the eighties when my first story was published. I was so green about the gills I just shrugged my shoulders and put the fifty quid I got towards a new video recorder. I thought it was easy money .... until I wrote some more stories and they got rejected. I sulked.

This time I appreciate it much more.

Cap'n: Get your arse into gear and get Hoody out there! Let's go for a multiple celebration on 10th June.

Helen: Thanks m'duck! You've been published in My Weekly too, haven't you?

Annieye said...

TF: It's 24 hours later and I still haven't managed to wipe the grin off my face.

I'm sure Kettering Councillors thought I'd finally flipped as I sat there daydreaming and smirking through the meeting last night!

Quillers said...

Oh Annie, that's fantastic! Well done indeed!

Fiona said...

Oh yes! We knew you'd do it.

I feel all emotional sitting here in my pjs at 10am (given myself the day off work)


KAREN said...

GREAT news!! I'm raising a metaphorical glass of champagne. And I don't even drink champagne...

Anonymous said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!! thats FANTASTIC!! Im delighted for you. xxxxx

Caroline said...

Congratulations!! I read the other day (might have been Sally Q's blog) that having a story accepted is akin to winning a medium-large writing competition, so feel very, very proud of yourself!


Hope you are OK Annie? (I've tagged you today,pack your bikini you are going on a journey to the unknow). TFX