Wednesday, September 23, 2009

It'll Be Published!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Just wanna share my JOY JOY JOY...or EUPHORIA? HE HE HE HE...

Today while working I got a phone call from a Finnish number that I didn't know. When she told me her name and her company, I didn't recognize them at all. Then she asked, "You sent us an article a while ago."

Then it hit me. It was the themed article that I sent in the beginning of this month!!! So she must be working for the magazine. She said it was a very good story and they'd love to publish it.


I couldn't believe my ears!!! She thanked me for participating and explained to me that I'd get a form which I had to sign and also I needed to write my bank account there so that they could send me the reward. And also that I'd get a copy of the exact edition where my article will be published. And guess when it'll be published? NOVEMBER! My birth month!!!

Is that a coincidence or what? It's like I'm getting an early BEAAAAUUUTIIIFFFUUULLL birthday gift HE HE HE HE HE HE HE HE...

Anyway, I didn't really have a high hope for it to be published, 'coz I knew that my Finnish was still so basic, but I figured, "I have a story to tell and I think it may make people smile. Even if the people working for the magazine are the only ones who smile while reading the story, I'm happy enough."

'Coz I'm having my PMS now, I just couldn't control my emotion after I hung up the phone (after thanking her, of course). I cried for a few minutes and just couldn't continue working. I just couldn't believe it!!! ;-D

I was in a daze, thinking of how many people would read the story and that I HOPE the story brought them smiles. :-))))

I'm kinda busy right now (cooking and baking), but I just can't wait to write this post. I'm gonna blog-hop again this weekend, OK? THANKS for everybody who's been supporting me!!!! :-D Also MANY THANKS to hubby who's corrected my grammar mistakes in the article.


  1. Wow,congratulations! I would be over the moon too, if I were you. Such a lovely surprise! Well done!

  2. Onneksi olkoon :) Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! The first publication is always the hardest. It gets easier after that, so keep going! (Finnish is NOT an easy language. Publishing in Finnish is impressive.)

  4. Amel,
    I am not surprised at all, you are a wonderful writer. I have a dream about getting published myself.
    So I am very happy for you and share your joy :) !!!
    I hope you make some money from it.
    Tell us when it's published so we can read your article, please!
    & by the way, when is your birthday?? I want to wish you Happy b-day when it happens. He-he.

  5. Oh Amel! That is wonderful! So pleased for you! After it is published.. will you be able to put it on your Finnish blog for us to read as well?

    Love Michelle x

  6. Well done. So happy for you Amel.

  7. WOO HOO!!! Well done, girly! Congratulations!!! Sooo excited for you!!

  8. THANKS for all your nice words and support, people!!! It still seems like a dream...yesterday I started thinking if somebody had pulled some pranks on me by calling me like that HA HA HA HA...anyway, I can't wait until I get the paperwork and until I get the magazine!!! :-D

  9. Oh, almost forgot...Vince, my birthday is on Nov 29th he he...

  10. Well done! That would be a dream come true for me. You must have really impressed them. Congrats! Can we see a published copy in blog land?

  11. The World According to Me: THANKS...and sure I'll scan it later on. :-))) Well, I don't know about impressing them. I didn't think of anything. I just wanted to share the story and sent it. :-))) And I'm GLAD I did he he he...

    Putri: THANK YOUUUUUUU!!! :-D

  12. Amelll... congratulations, buddy!!! :) I'm so proud of you!!! :))