Imagine my shock when I saw an email from Darren Hardy, editor of Success Magazine in my inbox. This can only be good news. Success Magazine is one of my favorite reads; it’s bursting with encouragement and helpful teachings from some of the leading Zig Ziglar’s of the world.
But back to the email. I’ve once again started trolling around for paying magazine gigs. And since the editorial calendar is usually several months ahead of time, one loses track of what’s submitted when it comes to articles…or simple article proposals.
So in a nano-second this is what runs through my head:
OMG. SUCCESS MAGAZINE. DARREN HARDY. I wonder if I should get a new headshot? Press release kit? How many magazines should I ask for. Oh! The years of writing! I’ve struck gold! Woooo-hooooooo! Or perhaps he discovered my witty repartee on Facebook and wanted to offer me a column. Perhaps…..
Then the next nano second came. And the party ended. Marcella, my bad, annoying angel spoke up:
Uh. You knuckle head. You didn’t submit squat to Success Magazine. Back off on the coffee woman.
Whoa Betsy! I pushed back my coffee cup. It does make me a little excitable.
It occurred to me then that perhaps I should OPEN the email. Yes! Open it. And I did.
Ahem. Well, it’s not quite a column offer. But he DID like a comment I left on Facebook regarding a darn-good piece on Edison.
This justified a miniature snoopy dance, I thought. Not the whole enchilada…maybe just a little foot shuffle.
So now ladies and gentlemen, in January’s issue of Success, Yours Truly will be on the Letter’s to the Editor page with this brilliant comment:
Takes your breath away doesn’t it? Not quite enough for a publishing credit but hey, despise not small beginnings, eh?
And Mr. Hardy, if you’re reading this, I’m ready any time you are for that column.