I Still Like It

by Megan on October 6, 2008

in Family Life

When I was in the 7th grade, I wrote two short “news” articles for a “kids contribute” section of an Archie comic book. I didn’t tell anyone I was doing that, but just sent them in secretly (I’ve never been good at the rejection thing). To my surprise, both stories were printed and, if I remember correctly, I received $5 for one and $3 for the other. I also got “public” recognition in my 7th grade Advanced English class by Mrs. Willaby, who read the stories out loud while I grinned and turned tomato paste red.

Just over 20 years later I’ve been published again, this time on the Internet. I’ve been given the News Now section of God’s World News, which means taking current events stories and rewriting them to fit the appropriate age levels. These articles are part of the subscriber side of God’s World News, so if you are a current subscriber, check your email for the latest Teaching God’s World News to get your customer ID. If you aren’t a current subscriber, now’s your chance to become one. My work begins with the October column.

I’m not getting acknowledged in front of 20 other 13-year-olds this time (thank the Maker), nor am I turning tomato paste red. But I still feel the same thrill of accomplishment and acceptance that began in 1987. And I still like it.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

martha10 October 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

i’m glad to see you getting some income from your writing…way to go! m

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rayzerbacks6 October 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

Congratulations!!! You are a really good writer– and i know it’s so nice to be acknowledged.

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RT October 6, 2008 at 2:00 am

Very cool, Megan!

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Megan October 7, 2008 at 2:00 am

Thanks! I’m glad to do something I enjoy doing, can do at home, and which benefits my own kids. :)

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Jen October 7, 2008 at 2:00 am

You were 13 in 1987??? Oh , I am OLD!!
And congrats to you! Our kids get God’s World news in school so I’ll be sure to look for you!

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Mom October 7, 2008 at 2:00 am

Since I know Mrs. Willaby, I think I may tell her about this. She is always asking about you. I’m so glad you are doing this. Your dad and I love to read your blog.

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