On the Road to Getting Published! Hopefully, Anyway…

This “Babe” just got accepted to a writing program that aides writers fulfill their ultimate dream – to be published!

I took the chance 2 days ago, since I’ve been meaning to do this for ages, and submitted 3 short articles to a writing program. This program’s goal is to aide writers get their work published. In a sense, they are similar to a writing agent, but they don’t take a cut of any profit made from your writing. I see this as the first stepping-stone to my true dream – publishing a book.

When I received the acceptance letter via email yesterday, I was shocked by how quickly they responded. When you apply, they state it can take weeks for a response. In the acceptance letter, the company stated they reject 80% of applicants. Now, my “lawyer brain” still works, on occasion. So, I immediately thought, “Is this some marketing ploy?”. If so, that would be a major misrepresentation.

I had a telephone conference today and was very frank in asking that question. The company’s representative clearly understood my hesitation. However, she explained that their Review Board does indeed reject most applicants. She further explained that the Board will only take on clients they’re confident in, and believe can get their work published. Essentially, they don’t want to waste anyone’s time. Okay, totally understandable. Additionally, the representative explained they suggest very targeted publications where the writer submits his/her work so that the chances of being published are far greater than blindly sending your work out.

There are no guarantees, of course. Yet, considering their quick response and then accepting me into the program, I believe this “Brain Cancer Babe” is on-track and well on her way to getting published! Yippee!

Fingers crossed!