I'm in the local paper! Although right now I'm stuck here at work, the inner mini-me is doing a tail-shaking happy dance of "OH YEAH BABY" joy. What can I say, it doesn't take much to make me happy.
Well....... I didn't physically get in the paper (damn I bet getting shoved through the printing press would have hurt!) but something I wrote did. Actually, I didn't even get all my writing published, they paraphrased it....... deleted and edited and changed it around....... But still....... it's in print!
I submitted an earlier post for the Decatur Daily's Christmas Memories section at the urging of my Aunt Pat (BTW: Thank You for the support and encouragement, Aunt Pat) . They shortened it up and published it as HANDMADE DECORATIONS.
I didn't get paid this time (I made $50 the last time I got something published in several national papers. If you want to submit a story of your own and see if they'll pay you, go check out The Front Porch) but it's still nice to see your name in print!