I am super excited! About a week ago I was talking to a friend about my passion for writing. She told me about Ezine Articles where authors can submit work, receive feedback, and become published. I'm not sure how to explain it exactly, but there are levels of accomplishment and a new author on Ezine should prepare themselves for some rejection (that's what she told me). I was ecstatic when my first article was published as written - no rejection, no improvements, it was simply published and they promoted me as an expert writer on the high traffic page. I was floored (because as you may know from previous posts, my confidence was a bit shaken lately).
I now have to tell you - multiply ecstatic by 1000% and that's where I am at today. I submitted 10 articles and had ALL 10 of them published as written! I am now being considered for Diamond Status (their highest level of achievement). And I am doing something I love! The only way this could get any better is if I could be getting paid to do it, but that will come in time too.
Here is a quick summary of each of the 10 articles and a link to each. if you are interested, please read...and if not, you know the old saying: take what you want and leave the rest.
An Arsenal of Clutter Combating Tools - http://ezinearticles.com/?An-Arsenal-of-Clutter-Combating-Tools&id=6934732 (a review of the well written book 'Why Can't I Get Rid of This Clutter' by Sallie Felton)
Why Relax? http://ezinearticles.com/?Why-Relax?&id=6934995 (an article about why taking a break is a good thing and should not be viewed as lazy - it's constructive folks, I'm telling you!)
Rehab for Killer Phrases http://ezinearticles.com/?Rehab-for-Killer-Phrases&id=6937782 (an article about taking those negative thoughts and turning them into inspiration - 'YOU are good enough, smart enough, and gosh darn it, people like YOU!')
A Beautifully Musical Future Grows Among Turmoil http://ezinearticles.com/?A-Beautifully-Musical-Future-Grows-Among-Turmoil&id=6942926 (the story of a lemons to lemonade musician)
From High Risk Pregnancy to the High Life http://ezinearticles.com/?From-High-Risk-Pregnancy-to-the-High-Life!&id=6929120 (my own personal lemons to lemonade story about the daughter I never thought I would have, who is now one of my reasons for living)
Every Life Is a Story Worth Telling http://ezinearticles.com/?Every-Life-Is-a-Story-Worth-Telling&id=6937279 (my plea to my reader to journal and share their personal story, to realize that inspiration lies within them)
Rare and Precious Human Contact http://ezinearticles.com/?Rare-and-Precious-Human-Contact&id=6942858 (an article reminding us all of the impact of a touch, a smile, or a kind word)
Motivation for Lemony Days http://ezinearticles.com/?Motivation-for-Lemony-Days&id=6940821 (a quick lesson in goal setting and success)
I Miss What You Are Missing http://ezinearticles.com/?I-Miss-What-You-Are-Missing&id=6931096 (a lesson in grief)
This Boss Loves BossyPants! http://ezinearticles.com/?This-Boss-Loves-BossyPants!&id=6921339 (a book review of Tina Fey's Book Bossy Pants)