Thursday, August 16, 2012

Cha Ching

I think I mentioned a few posts back that I'd gotten a gig writing a piece for a magazine. The article was due this week.
After I finished the article, did about a thousand edits, and had Jilda read it so many times she almost memorized it. I sent it.
When I hit the send button I was immediately swamped by those voices in my head. What were you thinking dude. The publisher will think your a loser. You couldn't write if the spirit of William Faulkner  crawled in your ear, set up a typewriter, and started banging keys like a drunken Jerry Lee Lewis playing the piano.
I went for a long walk and shut the voice out. Yesterday I got an email from the guy and he loved the piece. He said it was exactly what he was looking for. I'm meeting him in the morning for photographs.
I must say I dressed down that little voice in my head. Since this is a G-Rated Blog, I won't go into detail about what I said to him, but rest assured I said some unkind things about his mother.
I hope you all have a remarkable Friday and the rest of the weekend.


  1. Congratulations. Self-doubt is a powerful force to be reckoned with and getting positive reinforcement does a good job of putting that doubt where it belongs.

  2. Congratulations, Rick! That was wonderful news that the editor loved your piece.

    I have those voices, too, that say "Not good enough. They'll never want that, blah blah blah."

    Guess we just have to drown them out and trounce on them but good!

    Great work! Susan

  3. Well done you!! You and Jilda have a great weekend too! Take care

  4. Rick,

    My grands and doggie are already best of friends. That pic was taken at the initial day. My doggie thinks anyone that comes to visit is there solely for just her. She IS a good dog!

    I knew you were going to reveal great news. Your writing is excellent and witty! Continue here, too, ya?

  5. That is great news! How exciting for you!
    I beat myself up a lot and usually for no good reason.

  6. hahahahahaa... banging keys like a drunken JLL playing the piano. Glade for a walk, too, about then. Good goin.

  7. Congratutlations - of COURSE he loved it! It's hard not to doubt yourself, but you really really shouldn't. I'm thrilled for you!


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