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Do you Remember the First Story you Published?
8/27/2011 6:22:45 AM    [ Flag as Spam or Inappropriate ]

Do you remember how you felt writing and publishing your first story? Here are some reflections on my first published story, Tails of Sweetbrier.

Were you nervous about writing your first story and submitting it for publication?
I remember fretting about whether or not I should even write my first story, Tails of Sweetbrier. Initially, I thought no one would want to publish it. Maybe it would be too boring. Yikes, that would be unfortunate. But then I remembered my dad always said that if you’re afraid to try something, you should consider the worst outcome you could imagine. When I did that, I figured if no one wanted to publish it, I’d just try to improve it and resubmit it. It turned out that I worried for no reason because the story was published.
When I wrote Tails of Sweetbrier, I knew the message I wanted to convey. I wanted children to realize that anything is possible if you persevere. That’s what my parents taught all three of their daughters. If you want something, just work until you reach your goal. That was my secret to success in achieving my dream of becoming a champion equestrian, as detailed in Tails of Sweetbrier. Doctors told my parents I wouldn’t be able to walk, but my dad was undeterred. He told me the doctors were wrong and he’d teach me to ride horses to prove them wrong. Fortunately, my dad was correct. Not only did I learn to walk, but also, I was able to compete in horse shows successfully. We had a great adventure on the road to success. There were days marked by victory, and times of disappointment, but I wouldn’t have missed it for anything.
When I wrote Tails of Sweetbrier, one concern is that I didn’t want to be portrayed as a hero. I didn’t accomplish anything extraordinary. All I did was keep working toward my goal. Here’s my closing sentence from the story: “You have the power to make your dreams come true, so reach for them and don’t accept anything less.” I hope this statement is an inspiration to children as they work to realize their dreams.


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More Blogs by Deanie Humphrys-Dunne
• Deb Hockenberry Reviews Tails of Sweetbrier! - Saturday, August 24, 2013
•  Inteview with Award Winnng Author, Carla Burke - Wednesday, June 12, 2013
• Important Hints on Writing an Outstanding Query Letter - Sunday, April 28, 2013
• What is theme? Do you Need Ideas? - Monday, March 04, 2013
• Looking for the Key to Success? Here it is! - Friday, March 01, 2013
• Writing for Children? Will Someone Steal your Work? - Saturday, December 29, 2012
• Writing for Children? Adding Conflict - Monday, November 19, 2012
• Writing for Children? Be Sure your Character Grows - Monday, October 15, 2012
• Another Amazing Olympian, Hiroshi Hoketsu - Tuesday, July 31, 2012
• Interesting Happening from the Olympics - Monday, July 30, 2012
• Kieran Behan, A Winner Against All Odds - Sunday, July 29, 2012
• The Opening Ceremony - Saturday, July 28, 2012
• Go USA Olympians! - Friday, July 27, 2012
• Who Should Publish Your Story? - Thursday, July 26, 2012
• Five Important Truths About Rejection and Your Children’s Book - Wednesday, July 25, 2012
• A Look at the Inspiring life of Children's Author, Carla Burke - Tuesday, July 24, 2012
• Making your Characters Memorable - Monday, July 23, 2012
• Bored with Writing? What to do Next - Sunday, July 22, 2012
• We're bored, now what? - Saturday, July 21, 2012
• Where do you Find Ideas for Your Children's Stories ? - Friday, July 20, 2012
• Beginners Guide to Creating the Pefect Children's Story - Thursday, July 19, 2012
• What is conflict and why is it Important to your Story? - Wednesday, July 18, 2012
• Have you Ever Heard of Easton, CT? - Tuesday, July 17, 2012
• Conquering "Pikes Peak" - Monday, July 16, 2012
• Keys to Success in your Children's Story - Sunday, July 15, 2012
• Why Setting Goals is Important - Saturday, July 14, 2012
• Reaching Beyond Your Goals Through Therapeutic Riding - Friday, July 13, 2012
•  Top Three Reasons why you Should Persevere - Thursday, July 12, 2012
• Random Things About Me - Wednesday, July 11, 2012
• Cody Jackson, Pint Sized Patriot - Tuesday, July 10, 2012
• A Shout Out to my Readers! - Monday, July 09, 2012
• Themes and Morals, What's the Difference? - Sunday, July 08, 2012
• What Should you Write About? - Saturday, July 07, 2012
• Overcoming Writer's Fright - Friday, July 06, 2012
• It's P. T. Barnum's Birthday-Let's celebrate! - Thursday, July 05, 2012
• Happy Birthday, USA - Tuesday, July 03, 2012
• Consistency-Why is it Important for Your Childrens' Story? - Friday, June 29, 2012
• Creating Memorable Characters for your Children’s Stories - Wednesday, June 13, 2012
• When your Ending Meets the Beginning of your Children's Stroy - Tuesday, February 07, 2012
• Why is Dialogue Important to your Children's Story? - Saturday, January 07, 2012
•  Do you Remember the First Story you Published? - Saturday, August 27, 2011  
• How was Tails of Sweetbrier Created? - Saturday, August 27, 2011


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