My doorbell just rang – to reveal a most welcome visitor: Glynnis, here to hand me my very own copies of the latest Pinelands Muse Community Magazine, freshly printed and still in their protective plastic wrappings!
Thank you for the personal delivery, Glynnis!
Can you see what it says on the cover? “Regine & Richard in America”?
Yep! They published an article about Our Little American Roadtrip of Feb/March 2012. Isn’t that amazing?!
So guess what I did?
I brewed myself a cup of tea, stuck one of yesterday’s rolls into the toaster, and, while waiting for it to pop, carefully removed the July 2012 edition of the Muse from its plastic sleeve.
Max and Glynnis are using a different printer this time, and have – thoughtfully – decided that it would be wise to have the magazines wrapped in plastic for the soggy winter months because most people’s postboxes tend to get waterlogged at this time of year.
And no one wants to read a damp magazine!
It took a lot of self-control to delay turning the pages until I reached my article, let me tell you. But no, I made myself sit down with my tea and my honey toast, and read all the beautifully crafted articles from front to back, and marvelled at the work that must have gone into producing such a lovely and informative magazine… and suddenly, there was my article (PDF scan here: PinelandsMuse_July2012_Our-little-American-roadtrip)!
Oh, dear friends…. there are few things in life more exciting for a wannabe writer than seeing your name in print. In proper print, I mean, not in cyberspace. Such joy.
I am content. 😀