Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Sticking My Blog In My Mouth...

Monday night I brazenly sat down at my computer and fired off an email to the editor of our weekly paper, Hi, my name is Kristin and here is my blog and I think I should write a family/parenting column for you.

And they emailed me back saying, Sure, send us some stuff and we'll talk about it and maybe you could write a column for us every other week.

Holy Smokes, Batman!!

Is there a Mac program for punctuation? Is it too late to hire a ghostwriter? Any of you want to write something for me and let me slap my name on it?

Eek.

Keep your fingers crossed folks, and this may just work out.

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BTW: I totally stole this idea of email-local-paper from Lindsay over at Suburban Turmoil.

47 comments:

Melissa said...

You will do great. You are a fantastic writer. What a neat idea. I never would have thought to do that. Good for you! ;)

jennster said...

HA! that is fucking awesome! good for you! GO.FOR.IT!!!!!!

Gracencameronsmomy said...

Wow, I hope you get it, I love your writing!
Lisa

Wendy said...

That's great Kristin! I hope you get the gig.

I recently sent a letter to the editor of our small local paper and when it was printed I had writer's regret thinking everyone is seeing this and I hope my grammar didn't suck too bad!

I'm sure you will do great and it would be a refreshing addition to the paper.

Jessi said...

That is awesome! You'll do great! I have a degree in journalism, but if you'll notice, I just sort of take a big handful of punctuation, heavy on the commas and dashes, and just sort of throw it at my work -- land where it may. They have editors to do that for you anyway. Congrats!

Lisa & Jeff said...

You will do a great job! You have such a great sense of humor! =)

Kristi said...

Congratulations! Sounds like fun.

Kim M. said...

That's great and you would be so great at it too! finger crossed....

Joannah said...

It's about time! Your writing is pretty close to perfect with your grammar, syntax, punctuation, etc... If there's anything they want cleaned up, it will happen as your editor reviews your submissions and then again when it's proof read. Nothing to worry about!

Antique Mommy said...

You are a gifted writer and they would be lucky to get you. I think you should aim higher for a book deal. Um, I guess you probably know that newspapers don't really like to pay writers, not that you're trying to earn a living or anything, but still...

Oh, The Joys said...

Great news! Hopefully you can post the local news here too so we can all read it!

mamatulip said...

That's awesome. Good luck!!

Suburban Turmoil said...

Whee! That's exactly what I did. Congratulations! :)

Suburban Turmoil said...

BTW, the OC Weekly is owned by the same company that owns the Nashville Scene. :)

Mrs. Chicky said...

WhooHoo! I'm so excited for you! We won't be able to write that column for you but I'm sure most of us will help you proof it before it gets published.

I mean c'mon we're all. masters, of punktuasion and speling.

Beth said...

Awesome! You have a way with words!

Pendullum said...

All you need is you...
You are a great writer!!!!!!!!!!!
Looking forward to saying I knew you as a blogger...
GOOOOO GRRRRLLLL!

Lena said...

Right the hell on! I was thinking of doing the same thing (also inspired by Suburban Turmoil). Good luck! You're totally going to rock it!

And I am so on my way to OC. I'll email you the specifics...

Proud of ya!

Kristen said...

I might have to bogart that idea too LOL. CONGRATS!

carrie said...

Great news!!! The newspaper will be lucky to have you voicing your opinion in a column!!! That just rocks!

Carrie

Nikki said...

KRISTIN! GO FOR IT! GO FOR IT!

I'm so excited for you.

Let us know as soon as possible.

I'm dancing from tip toe to tip toe.

YOU WILL ROCK AT THAT!

Domestic Chicky said...

Awesome! You will do an amazing job!

J.D. said...

You and I have the same ideas :) I bet they won't let you say "fuck" a lot though :)

mollymcmommy said...

very cool!!!!! i love reading your stuff and i'm sure a larger audience would too!
oh this is very cool, i'm excited for you, is it weird how excited i am when i don't "know" you.....??!!! LOL!

keep us posted! :)

m

Kel said...

AHHH! {screaming with excitement}good for you! You go girl!

(hey, they have college interns for that puncuation crap - right?)

Shelley said...

You're a shoe-in. I can say I kinda knew you when.

Shell

Ninotchka said...

Great idea! Let us know how it goes.

sweatpantsmom said...

My fingers are crossed! Congrats and good luck!

Stephanie A. said...

Good for you! I wish you luck and I know you'll keep us posted!

Angry Dad said...

Cool! Congratulations and good work!! So does that mean you'll stop the whole 'self publishing' thing of blogging, and will the Evil Empire of the newspaper world take you into its fold and you'll become a tabloid fodder parenting writer, writing tidbits about Brangelina, Britney and TomKat?!
We hope not (and we're sure you won't!!!)

Mega Mom said...

Beast Mom is also doing that. I think it is wonderful. You'll do fantastic!

Becky said...

wow thats awesome! congrats! and be sure to post links to where we can read your articles!

sunshine scribe said...

Congratulations. This is awesome and so well deserved!!!

Petite Mom Blogger said...

Good luck to you! I'm sure you will do just great! Found you via oursmartbaby.com

kim said...

Thats wonderful girly!! Go for it!!
You will be fantastic :)

Lisa Goldstein/Kelly Kelly said...

Cool! Let us know what happens.

Lisa

InterstellarLass said...

AWESOME! Dammit, now I wish I had stole her idea. I might have to now.

M3 (Mary-Mia) said...

Wow, cool!! Go baby go!

Sandy said...

Go girl! That's awesome and I totally believe you'll have a great following in the paper and on your blog!

desanibel said...

awesome - i enjoy reading your blog, i'm always checking for your newest material, it's entertaining and I'm sure you'll have a huge column following since you already have a blog following.

Heather said...

That's just so ballsy it worked! Good for you.

Perrin said...

How cool, you will be a great addition to their writing staff. You must post the paper's link if it all works out...I'll read it!

Kel said...

Go you! WOOT!

Mom101 said...

Woo for you!

Don't you all be getting to good for us now, y'hear?

Damselfly said...

This is great! Go for it!

Stacy said...

great idea! and they bought it? even better! can't wait to hear what happens ...

Jenn said...

How COOL!! I wanna do that too!!!