Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Life Goal? CHECK!

I am beyond the moon excited today. I can now check off a HUGE goal on my "must do" in life list: Get Published In A National Magazine! ;) One of my personal "cribspiration" essays is in the November issue of Working Mother magazine, on stands now. It only took 15 months from submission to publication (ack!), they spelled my last name wrong (gotta' love those thorough fact checkers) and I’m not a fan of some of the edits (like the inexhaustible use of the phrase child care), but none of these things can diminish the joy of writing such a personal account of mamahood and getting to share it through such a great forum.

AND, my fav part? They included a fan-freakin-tastic pic of Coop taken by an amazingly talented friend of mine, Devon Jones.

Now, if we could just hear back on the house (um, houses?? lol), this day would be perfecto! ;)


josh said...

Congratulations on the terrific accomplishment! That is awesome!

lexihue said...

Ahhhh! I am so excited for you! Can't wait to buy one and read it! Now for that children's book :) haha Congrats girl!

Megan said...

Congrats! You are awesome!

Next life goal: Children's book, right?

courtney said...

Congratulations!! That's great! This has been a big year for you!

Leigh Attaway Wilcox said...

Woohoohoo! This is amazing news. I'll have to go out specifically to find this issue at B&N!

Hooray for your, Tess. I'm so proud and excited for you.

Yay, yay, yay! Now I just need to get you to SCBWI with me soon to work toward that next (Children's Book) goal!

Yay you!


Anonymous said...

Way to go lil munchkin--I am sooo proud of you! I am sure you have wallowed in the glow for about hmmm, 30 minutes before moving on to the next goal!! ha ha Well, just remember you have accommplished more in your short years than most people dare to dream...so be proud---then dash off to the next "thing". ha ha Love you so much--can't wait to buy the mag today!!!!! lovemimi

Derrell Garms said...

WoW! Way to go Tess!I'm glad to see that all those arduous years of mentoring from your Uncle paid of....LOL(yeah right)

Congradulations! I'm glad to see that you're having so much success at such a young age. I hope that continues for you.

Uncle D!

~ Straight Shooter ~ said...

THAT is fantastic news Tess!
Next up???

steve_garms said...

Hey, Tess...congratulations! Published...NATIONAL...you go girl! I am proud of you and proud for you! Keep up the good work. We're praying for you house!

Uncle Steve/Aunt Bev