Monday, July 14, 2008

Gratitude Monday – My Name In Print

Warning: Contains Bragging

I’m grateful for so many things. From the mundane to the weird and from the plain to the sublime everything has its place and its reason for being. It should be celebrated.
Today, I’m grateful for a publication credit.
I’ve been doing some freelance work lately. Most of it has been directed to the local newspaper, The Mountaineer. Although the paper has a website, my features haven’t been posted on it.
Seeing my name in print again and being read re-activated an old, dormant bug. I like to be read. This blog is awfully darned gratifying, but I want a publication credit along with readers.
After looking around the internet I’ve settled on a few places to try. I sent something to FATE Magazine recently. It will likely be months before any yea or nay comes my way.
I also found UFO Digest which deals in a wide variety of paranormal phenomena. Very cool.
I submitted something last week and it’s up and waiting to be read.
If you are interested, here’s the link to The Phantom Hitchhiker:
http://www.ufodigest.com/news/0708/phantom-hitchhiker.html
Read it or not as you see fit.
I’m just grateful it’s there.

18 comments:

Hilary said...

Yay for you! How gratifying it must be to have your name in print. It's a wonderful tale too. I wonder what he was trying to retrieve.

Leah J. Utas said...
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Leah J. Utas said...

Hilary, thanks for reading me. I'm not sure what it was that he went after, but it seems to me it was about the size and shape of a tennis ball.

Comment No. 2 was mine. Even though I check 'em I didn't see I had a word missing until it was posted.

Crabby McSlacker said...

Good for you for getting your great writing out there!

Blogs are a great outlet for writers, but I agree, there's something about paper and ink that feels much more "real".

Leah J. Utas said...

"...great writing..." Aw, shucks, Crabby. Thanks.

MizFit said...

read it and as a writer by day I SO get what youre saying.

Miz.

Leah J. Utas said...

Hello Mizfit, and thanks so much.

Mark Salinas said...

You are obviously a fantastic writer, great job!

Leah J. Utas said...

Thanks for your support, Mark.

the Bag Lady said...

dfLeah - it is a well-written, interesting piece, and I truly enjoyed it!
Thanks for sharing, and kudos for the publishing credit!

Missicat said...

YAY! A published author! Great story, thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Leah J. Utas said...

dfBag Lady, thanks and it was a pleasure to share it. I'm so glad you enjoyed it.

Missicat, thanks.

Terrie Farley Moran said...

df Leah,

Phantom Hitchhiker is a wonderful story. You centainly know how to build suspense.

Terrie

Reb said...

Oh how wonderful! I liked the story, I like that it is published even more. Good for you.

Frank Baron said...

Nifty story Leah, and congrats on the byline. Here's to many more. :)

Leah J. Utas said...

dfTerrie - Very kind of you to say. Thanks.

Reb - I'm glad you like it and I'm tickled silly that I've got a publishing credit out of it.

Thanks so much, Frank.

Thomma Lyn said...

WOO HOO!! Congratulations, Leah! I went and read your piece and I enjoyed it a great deal -- very well-written, and it gave me a nice shiver! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

TL-Thanks for your kind words and for reading it. It's gratifying to learn it gave you a shiver.
Makes me know I did my job.