Monday, November 9, 2009

More on Her Success So Far

Last week, the Pioneer Press notified the Matron that HER blog would be featured in a big piece on Minnesota bloggers!

Go Matron!

So she spent FOUR hours last week picking for the nits and lice that could potentially get her in trouble if half of the metro area started to read.

It was with great anticipation that she purchased an early Saturday edition of the Pioneer Press, a paper to which she does not subscribe (there, snub). She rushed into the house, opened the pages, found the article . . . . only to see that she was not actually included, after all.

Edited out.

This somehow reminded her of the time her literary agent sent her not one but ALL of her 27 rejection letters (novel) from New York publishing houses in one big fun Special New Holiday package-- accompanied by an unsigned dictated condolence letter.

She still gets an annual Christmas card from this agent. Which she burns.

On the bright side?

She's down to 27 student essays and 49 research assignments to grade. She would rather be constructing a complex and creative blog post but, duty! Calling.

How many papers on abortion and capital punishment does the world actually need?

Crabby? Who -- not the intrepid Matron on a sunlit Monday afternoon, on a relatively balmy November day?

Just a little.

8 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

The Pioneer Press edited out the best part. Also? Don't stop at 27 publishing houses. I KNOW that number 28 or 29 will love you as much as your readers here. Keep going!

Hay said...

Pfffft, Pioneer who?

Woman, you rock.

Miss Erin said...

I was a little dissappointed not seeing you there...

Daisy said...

Wasn't it Dr. Seuss who received 27 rejections before someone recognized the genius in his work? You're in good company. And you don't even rhyme!

JFS in IL said...

If you are the teacher, are you not permitted to hand out of list of FORBIDDEN paper topics??? Or would the little darlings complain to the administration???

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Rejection hurts. I'm sorry.

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