A few weeks ago my mother-in-law called me with exciting news. The article that I had sent in over a year ago to the New Era had been published! I was so excited! I almost feel like a professional author. I even got paid for it! I feel like I now want to start writing more. I have not seen the magazine yet but from what I heard it's a 3 page long articles with illustrations. Apparently the girl doesn't look very much like me and the truck was really blue, not red.
I used this story in a talk in our ward in Eugene. Afterwords a friend encouraged me to send it into the Ensign. The Ensign sent me back a letter saying that they had forwarded it to the New Era because they felt like it was more applicable for a younger audience. I never imagined that it would actually get published so I don't feel like it is written very well but hopefully the spirit of the story gets through :) If you would like to read it click here.
5 years ago