I started this blog about 10 months ago, and pretty quickly became obsessed with getting a post up on Scary Mommy. Every few weeks I would get the courage up to send something in to them, and then wait, with knots in my stomach, for the email from Samantha that would always show up a few days later informing me, “it just isn’t a good fit,” but urging me to keep trying. Well I did, until I just couldn’t take the rejections any more. And then one of my favorite bloggers, also named Emily (master puppeteer of The Waiting), suggested I send a specific post in. She is smart and funny, so I swallowed the lump in my throat and submitted it, fully prepared to open and delete the rejection email as soon as it arrived in my gmail box. Imagine my surprise when I got something back stating they “liked it” and “wanted to run it.”
Today is the day. My post has gone live, and feel like standing on the roof tops and yelling: “Never give up!” and also “Does anybody want to make me cinnamon rolls to celebrate?”
So here’s your friendly reminder, friends. Never give up. You never know what tomorrow may bring.
Here’s my post, if you want to check it out. It has already run on this site, but if you didn’t catch it the first time, I hope you like it. And if you don’t? Well at least Samantha did.