Once, my submission was accepted, I kept it a secret. I just don't know the ropes of being published and I thought perhaps something could take a priority over my space in the magazine. Then I received the 'hint' that I 'might' make the cover. I tried to control my excitement. It was all I could do to keep from blogging immediately. But, as a precaution I put some duct tape on my mouth.
I went to the Post Office to check my box. There was a large envelope with a return address that I didn't recognize. I thought 'Someone is trying to sell me insurance again!'. So, I decided to open it immediately, planning on putting the advertising into the paper recycling can. Gasp! There was an exciting sound that escaped my mouth. There in my hands was my personal copy of Step By Step Wire magazine with my pendant saying 'smile!"
What's next for me?
Well, first, I'm going to go make some of the other tutorials in this publication! There are so many talented artisans and tutorials to choose: Abbi Berta, Elizabeth Girod, Kylie Jones, Becky Nunn, Bobbi Maw, Diana Ptaszynski, Daleann Stark, Christine Wilson, Cindy Wimmer, and Lilian Chen.
Now, that I'm more confident with publishing, I'll let you in on another secret. I have another tutorial that's been accepted and it is scheduled for the February/March 2015 issue of Step By Step Wire.
Thank you for reading along with me. Have a joy filled and creative day!