Saturday, 5 March 2011

I'm going to be published!

...Okay, not in a whole book kinda way, but in a proper, print-on-paper - in a proper National glossy magazine.... and not until the June issue (which is out 5 May if you'd like to add it to that week's grocery list) but enough of the *although*s - this IS FAB NEWS!  My first ever feature and I'm going to be PAID for it and everything!
*Unless you count the years I spent writing features for Trade magazines about Shrink Wrapping and packaging machinery...and I never got this excited about those.  Oh, apart from the one I wrote about the Cadbury's Creme Egg line we installed - which I was VERY proud of - entitled  "Eggs-pertise by *name of company*". 


The piece is going to appear in IT'S FATE! Magazine and I couldn't have done it without my on-line spirit-sister, Deborah Durbin.

It's about the time my Dad predicted the date.. yes DATE - he'd die when he was reading my cards - without knowing what it meant.  And not only that, but he kind of popped back the day before his funeral and gave me a sign - which I'd asked him to do the night we said our farewells.

And I don't want to spoil the excitement for you, so that's all I'm saying.  I'm very encouraged.  The Editor said it was a "lovely account" and I'm delighted!

Plus, the subbing for GROUNDED starts here.....well, Tuesday to be precise.  As previously reported, I have finished, slept on and now, after my ever-supportive little soul-sister, Keris Stainton who kindly read, said she thinks this is going to be "the One" and that she "loved"  this, my 2nd Teenage book, I have the confidence to start making enquiries to Agents. 

So in all, a pretty good place to be, I'd say.

20 comments:

Ms Mac said...

Fantastic news, Debs. I'm so pleased for you!

Helen said...

This all sounds exciting. Look forward to reading it!

Debi said...

Great stuff. Enjoy!

Jane Lovering said...

Oooh, all sounds very intriguing, can't wait to read it! Congratulations on hitting print.

Luisa Plaja said...

Fantastic, Debs. Congratulations!

srpainter said...

Wonderful news, Debs - and very well deserved. Congratulations! x

Debs Riccio said...

Thanks Ladies - I did do a little *squeely dance* when the e-mail came through, I have to admit! I know it's not fiction but my name will be printed - in print - the last time this happened was in the local rag - 20 years ago!

Keris said...

Yay, Debs! Can't wait to read it. x

Rebecca Emin said...

Oh three cheers!! Congratulations - fancy that, getting paid for your writing... superb. I will definitely look forward to reading that piece, and the book too, of course.

Rosy T said...

Well done, Debs!

Deb said...

I do love it when you are so happy, Debs! And it is a great story (I've had the pleasure of reading it!)
Well done, kid.
xxx

Debs Riccio said...

Thank you thank you ladies! *down to earth moment* The Girl picked up a recent copy of the magazine, flipped through it and said "Should be called It's Shite". Ah well!

Deb said...

Ah, but does The Girl know it also pays very well, which I'm sure she will appreciate when she needs money for driving lessons or to go out with her mates!

Talli Roland said...

That's fantastic! Massive, massive congrats, Debs! Happy dance cha cha cha!

jc said...

This will be Deb's year!

Fionnuala said...

Well deserved and the first of many of those emails that will wing their way to you! x

Debs Riccio said...

Thanks Talli, John and Fi - I hope so!

Michele said...

I love stuff like that. Can't wait to read it. You go, girl!

Debs Carr said...

Congratulations on the sale. Your story sounds intriguing, I can't wait to read it.

Good luck with your submissions.

Debs Riccio said...

Thanks Michele and Debs x