If you're a literary buff, you might already know what these two amazing characters aspire to do: write. You can literally feel their joy when you read (or watch or perform) how they have overcome cruel editors - or best friends who add in bits about baking powder - and achieved their wildest dreams.
Ever since I was a very little girl, I have dreamed of writing. My first story, Valentown, was written in second grade. I'm pretty sure I still have the first draft somewhere (along with some delightful illustrations crafted by my friend Holly). That one may not have made its grand debut to the world, but I have still had fun over the years composing short stories, fan fiction (Anastasia, Phantom of the Opera, and a few others I'm far too embarrassed to admit), and script adaptations.
In 2011, I was given the opportunity to write on a daily basis for a local KC coupon blog. It was a fabulous learning experience, but ultimately I realized that it wasn't my cup of tea. It didn't require a lot of actual writing; just a lot of deal-seeking and fast fingers. I have the utmost respect for frugal bloggers after having been in their shoes! Once that endeavor reached its end for me, I decided that this little old blog needed a pick me up. And while I was working on that project - another opportunity landed in my lap.
I was contacted by KC Parent magazine and asked if I would be interested in writing as a contributor for their quarterly editions of KC Baby.
Um, what?! My name in print? YES, please!
|April-June 2013 KC Baby|
KC Baby is a free publication which is distributed in over 327 locations in the Kansas City metro area. It's the only resource in KC targeted to the pregnancy through preschool (ages 0-3) market. So, in my book? That's kind of a big deal.
|My name in print. Excited doesn't even describe it!|
My recurring article is a product review column, featuring the latest and greatest pregnancy and baby products I have encountered. In my first issue, there's a nursing tank top by Glamourmom, a Britax car seat, and more. If you live in the metro, make sure you grab a copy next time you are out!
Now if you'll excuse me... I think I'll start my epic novel project next. It worked out for Jo, after all!