Tuesday, June 14, 2016

A byline I'm so proud of

And it's not mine. It's my son's. My university kid is now a published writer (https://beinglibertarian.com/really-say-inversion-language-college-campuses/‘Did He Really Say That?’ The Inversion of Language on College Campuses). Talk about a proud mom moment!

I've been coaching him on the ins and outs of getting an article published, and it's such a wonderful feeling to see, not only his work published, but how thrilled he is about this accomplishment. He's already contemplating his next piece.

He looks nothing like me, but I guess there's a resemblance within. To think, I was already overflowing with pride that he's an avid reader and book collector. Now he writes! I must mention that he's ghost written for theatre publications before, but this is his first official byline. I warned him it's not always this quick and easy, so he's been prepped for the inevitable rejection-letter continuum.

Speaking of rejection letters, I received one today from a submission I sent to Tin House 14 months ago. That would be my longest wait time yet. No worries, though. I have a long list of possibilities yet to explore.