Monday, July 14, 2008

Show Me the Money Meaning



"I made the cut!”

How satisfying to announce to family and friends that my writing had passed several editing cuts and was finally going to be published--with compensation.

Initially, money wasn’t my motivation for submitting. I was just thrilled that somebody judged my thoughts interesting enough to publish. And I can’t deny that feedback from readers is as refreshing as a glass of sweet tea after mowing the lawn.

But somehow, simply saving my columns in an album became less satisfying. I needed validation. I needed to be paid...


Please join your materialistic friend at Internet Cafe today to learn how this happened:

14 comments:

Chatty Kelly said...

Wahoo - congrats! That is great.

And in the words of Dolly Parton..."money can't buy you happiness - but at least you can dress nice when you're depressed."

Laurie Ann said...

Congratulations, Linda! Headed over to da cafe...

Deena said...

I hear ya! I'm searching for ways to earn a bit of $$$ for my family. I'm leaving my job in two weeks to stay home full time, and would love to generate a small income with my blog:-) Congrats!

Merrie said...

YES! That is wonderful! I would buy your book!.... oh, I DID (Life Savors)... but I'll buy the next and next. You have a gift and God promises that your gifts make room for you and that whatever you put your hand to will prosper. I'd say putting your hand to the computer counts!

Linda Vujnov said...

Awesome Linda!!!

Miscellaneous From Missy said...

Yay for you! I'm so glad!

Also, I'm sad to see the rich backgrounds leave the blog, but my eyes are thanking you a thousand times over. :-) Good choice.

Susan said...

Thanks Linda. I needed that.

Paula (SweetPea) said...

Congratulations. I'll have to go over and see it.

Genny said...

From one writer to another...I'm really happy for you! I'm heading over there now to read more about it.

Marina said...

Congratulations !!! I am so happy for you!!! can't wait to hear what your book is all about.love,marina

Darlene R. said...

I'm so happy for you, Linda!

WooHoo!!

Chel said...

WOW Linda! That's wonderful news...congrats!

You must feel the way I did when you left a comment on my posts!! YAY!

And for that, I Thank You! :-) I think my family is afraid of the whole blogging thing! They're all afraid to leave a comment!

But you my friend, you've moved up to the next level. Enjoy it!

Kelley said...

Congratulations on the $$. I just finished a design job on a blog for Laurie Ann. It's hard to believe anyone would pay me for doing something that I enjoy so much. It is easy though to let human approval or rejection dictate how I feel about myself (puffed up or worthless, and sometimes all in the same day!). I'm just trying to remember to be faithful and obedient and let God take it from there....

Mocha with Linda said...

Woohoo! Congrats on being a bought woman. :-)