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I've written stories ever since I could write, but somewhere along the way I seem to have lost the joy and natural desire to write for me. Churning out stories every other week for my degree course, and forcing non-existent brilliance out of myself has drained my natural spirit. So, I have created myself a blog in an attempt to find a way back to what made me fall in love with writing in the first place. Only you and I will discover if I fail or succeed...

Tuesday, 28 February 2012

In Which I Get My Work Out There


Before I went to Australia I suggested that I write an article about my experience for online magazine blog Her Uni upon my return. Two weeks ago I finally got off my derriere and wrote the article.[1] I was proud of myself for ‘accomplishing’ for five minutes and then settled down to ignoring my lengthy writing To-Do List.[2] Lo and behold, mere hours later I get an e-mail and, bish, bash, bosh, I’m suddenly managing editor of a travel blog project. So down to work I buckle.

Then, last week amid organising my project I get a call. They are trying to work with The Independent and asked me and four others to submit an article. The lowly unemployed MA graduate is finally needed – to write for the postgraduate section. Two hours, many fluxuated heartbeats and several hurried phone calls to fellow graduates later and I finish my article. Then the wait ensues.

Mid-way through work experience I discover a text from the boyfriend: “you didn’t tell me the independent published your story!” Hardly daring to open my e-mails I check to see if it is true.[3] It is! I am published (online) in a national newspaper![4] I whiz the link to everyone in the office and received many congratulations, grin beaming.

So, it goes to show, perseverance is promising and patience is pertinent![5]

Until next time. See ya xo










[1] Gap Travels – How to Prepare.
[2] Starting with ‘write’, something that rarely seems to get checked off, this excluded.
[3] The boyfriend is not one for cruel jokes, but I wanted to see for myself.
[4] Unemployed Graduates Should Keep Busy To Improve Job Prospects.
[5] Please excuse the prominent ‘p’s.

3 comments:

  1. Congratulations! Just shows what happens when we do our 'to do's!! 8-)

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  2. Thanks for sharing a great story! Do you have a link to the article? Would be interested in reading it. You're right with all the 'p's - I should print that out and tape it to my computer!

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    1. Thank you for your lovely comments. This is the article that I wrote: http://www.heruni.com/gap-travels-how-to-prepare/

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