Tuesday, November 01, 2005

How to become a world famous writer

… in three easy steps:
  1. Write something.
  2. Get it published.
  3. Become world famous.
Mary P. has offered to write a column for The Oscar, our local community newspaper, which publishes monthly. Their response, naturally, was to jump up and down for sheer joy for a while. But eventually they calmed down enough to compose an e-mail and take her up on the offer.

The first column ("Diaper Maelstrom") was published this month; we received our copy yesterday. (The November issue hasn't been published online yet, so for now you won't find Mary P.'s column at the link.)

Writing for the local community newspaper is a modest achievement, but I'm proud of her! By my calculation, Mary P. is two thirds of the way to being world famous.

11 Comments:

At 11:00 AM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Juggling Mother said...

Congrats to Mary P! it's number two that's the difficult bit (no. three is just fickle), so she's made it in my opinion.

 
At 11:49 AM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Jack's Shack said...

Congratulations.

 
At 11:59 AM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Mary P. said...

You guys are great. I decide not to blow my own horn, so Q does it for me, and I get my applause anyway. Thank you.

 
At 1:17 PM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Bill said...

Cooool !

Think Syndication (-:

 
At 2:07 PM, November 01, 2005, Blogger CyberKitten said...

Well respected Blog - Check

Regular column in Local Publication - Check

First novel on the Bookstand -

 
At 2:13 PM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Stephen (aka Q) said...

That's right, Cyberkitten, there's a master plan at work here. I think it involves the Ottawa Citizen as an intermediary step after The Oscar, but eventually Mary P. will elbow Barbara Coloroso aside to become the new guru of child-rearing.
Q

 
At 3:21 PM, November 01, 2005, Blogger Mary P. said...

It's so nice to have a fan base before I've done anything whatsoever to earn one!

 
At 4:18 PM, November 01, 2005, Blogger CyberKitten said...

Mary P said: It's so nice to have a fan base before I've done anything whatsoever to earn one!

..and what is your Blog Mary P... Scotch Mist?

 
At 10:20 AM, November 02, 2005, Blogger LoryKC said...

Kudos to Mary P.!!! (And CK--I'm sure her novel will be on the bookstands after the end of the month!) ; )

 
At 5:39 PM, November 02, 2005, Blogger The Misanthrope said...

It's addictive to see your words in print or on a blog. Congrats!

 
At 5:27 PM, November 05, 2005, Blogger snaars said...

I can't think of anyone more deserving of a wider readership. (Sorry Q!)

 

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