Good things show up in your Inbox when you least expect it.
As an aspiring writer, I’ve come to learn that quick replies from editors are not common. Sometimes you can wait weeks and even months to hear back from someone about a pitch, job opportunity, or to find out when they will be publishing your latest assignment. I have to say it’s not easy to just sit back and wait, and sometime you can find yourself becoming borderline stalkerish sending constant emails and leave too many voice mails trying to get any sort of answers.
But as soon as you stop obsessing a breakthrough will arrive- seriously.
This week I got word that a story I had written back in May (yes, that long ago) was going to be published in the lifestyle section of the London Free Press.
Back when I was in j-school and doing shifts at the Free Press (also so very long ago it seems) I got to know the lifestyle editor at the paper and expressed interest in writing for the section. She had assigned me a profile about a local jewellery designer to do on my own time, and I almost forgot all about it until now.
In the last few months as a recent grad I’ve found the waiting game almost too much to bear, but that saying, “Good things come to those who wait” really reins true.
Patience my dear, patience.
Check out the story about Tweak Boutique Jewellery designed by Caroline Bruce of London, Ontario here.