I came inside from making soap today, and my eyes fell upon a thin magazine that came in the mail earlier in the afternoon. It was my January/February copy of my beloved Dairy Goat Journal. All of life stopped for one fleeting moment as I slowly reached to pick up that little stack of colored papers.
My eyes scanned the front cover, reading teaser titles. Upon not seeing what I wanted, I wrenched the first pages open and eagerly searched the index. I read through the list fervently, and then read through it again a second time.
What I was searching for, wasn't there. Again.
I sent in an article submission to DGJ back in December, and I had so hoped to see that article in this go 'round's copy. But it wasn't. [big sigh]
Perhaps in the March/April copy, I will find my little article. It is discouraging sometimes, sending off articles that I have thrown myself into, and then not hearing anything about it. I know the editors are busy, I know they don't know me from Jane, but it would sure mean a lot to this simple country girl to one day see her own words in a published magazine. I'll probably write up another article soon, and send it to SGJ. If at first you fail your deed, try again 'til you succeed. Maybe someday... Someday I'll eagerly open the front cover to my latest magazine, and there in the index will be something written by me. Sends shivers down my spine just thinking about it... :)