Julie's Quest

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Julie Phillips - freelance writer - member of the Association of Freelance Writers - member of the Society of Authors

Friday, 9 October 2009

It's In!

The feature what I wrote about my local amateur dramatic group is finally in the local paper this evening! I can't believe it, really I can't. I think I've gone into denial. I've read it through several times and seen my name above it, but it doesn't seem real somehow. It's as though I think it's been written by some other Julie Phillips! Does that sound daft?!

Anyway I've posted it for you to have a look at and they've haven't changed much from my original copy I sent them. The piece was too wide to fit it all in but you'll get the gist of it.

I am estatic but still trying to get my head round the fact that I have got into the Shropshire Star and it isn't a letter! Or a story about my drunken behaviour after complaints from my neighbours (I am, of course, joking about the drunk bit - though I have no idea if my neighbours have ever complained about me!)

I've read the Shropshire Star for years but never thought I'd get a feature in there.
I very nearly didn't approach the editor with my feature proposal because I thought I'd be laughed out of the office!! But I did, so it just goes to show - nothing ventured nothing gained! So go on, give it a go - I dare you ;0)


Diane Perry said...

Hi Julie
Congratulations, that is so brilliant. You must be so excited. You have cracked it now. I am so inspired by your enthusiasm!

Well done

Julie P said...

Thanks, Di! I still can't believe it. It was due to your beautiful chickens that I got my first (and currently only) short story published! So you inspire me too. We have to keep going don't we!

Julie xx

Olivia Ryan said...

Terrific - well done, Julie, and I totally share your excitement. There's nothing like seeing your name in a publication you've never believed you'd make - such an achievement, and well deserved. x

Julie P said...

Thanks, Olivia! It certainly softened the blow of the rejection from Take A Break!

Julie xx

Fran Hill said...

Yay! I bet that feels good!

Julie P said...

It certainly does, Fran! Wooh hooh!

Julie xx

Sue Horder-Mason said...

Well done Julie. I read and thoroughly enjoyed your article. May it be the first of many.

Sue xx

Julie P said...

Thanks, Sue. Let's hope so!

Julie xx