Tuesday, August 2, 2011

It's All About the Baby Steps

My Road to Publication has not been a simple, straight line.  And neither has my road to weight loss.  As you know these are my two goals.

But today, in the spirit of celebrating all the small victories on the way to dreams,  I present the link to my first published piece.


Even though it is only a magazine.  Online.  And for kids.  I was paid!

As was stressed in the movie  What About Bob  it's all about the baby steps.  So hopefully this is the first  of many successful baby steps on the way to my publication goal.

I owe it all to what I've learned through RWA, FFNP, Savvy Authors, Children's Writers, Just Write and the many, many blogs, links, chats and forums I've visited.

So thank you everyone.  Have a glass of bubbly with me.

Mine will be diet soda.  After all I'm still working on my other goal, getting to my wedding weight.

Feel free to comment on your baby steps, your small victories, and even how you celebrate.


  1. Congratulations, Suzanne. May these steps lead you to jogging and then running!!

  2. Awesome news about the magazine! Good for you!

  3. Congrats Suzanne! How cool! And a mag is still published so that is great in my book and you got money:)

  4. First off, congrats on publication. I published two short stories in a weekend newspaper (and got paid) and it was an awesome feeling.

    My baby steps? Well, after many Rs for my novel-length sweet and tender stories, I decided to switch gears and venture into an erotic novella. A very quick read kind of story - alas, the quick read isn't as quick to write (sighs)


  5. This is fantastic. I can't wait to read your piece.

  6. A great big congrats Suzanne! Thanks for dropping me the email and for your very kind and encouraging words. Your story was a lot of fun to illustrate. God bless.