At about mid-January, I decided I didn't have to wait for the perfct time. Right now, while I had the idea and the opportunity, was the perfect time, I'd make it work. I was going to submit a pattern for consideration to a magazine and see if I could get it published there.
I'd just finished a piece that I loved and wanted to put in the online shop but decided to hold off. I submitted the pattern and waited. This being a new thing to me, I almost forgot about the submission until March 28th, 2011. Why do I remember that date? Because I was experiencing labor pains on that day and felt miserable. I was excited that it was almost time to have my baby, but I was not a happy camper with lots of aches and pains. Then when I looked at my email, there was a message from the editors of Interweave Crochet saying:
"We'd like to include your 21st Century Hooded Scarf in the Accessories 2011 issue."I was still in pain, but that made my day! I was thrilled!!! The step I'd boldly taken toward my goals had just panned out and my baby was on the way! I quickly responded with:
I'm so excited to hear that you're interested in publishing my pattern. I have read your email and think I can achieve all that you ask. . . .It truly did make my day. . . I had my baby girl 6 days later on April 3rd, received the yarn and contract during my maternity leave and was able to complete everything before going back to work in June.
I look forward to hearing from you again soon!
Sedruola aka "Sedie"
P.S. you made my day... I'm currently in pre-labor and this news just made my load a bit lighter!
Fast forward to today! The Interweave Crochet Accessories 2011 issue has just been released and my pattern looks amazing!!
I've submitted other patterns that have not been accepted, but I don't worry about it, I just design and keep moving. Next summer I'll be published in another national magazine and that is just as sweet! As the ideas come and the patterns flow, I'm a happy camper. Sharing with others and creating beautiful pieces. . . what could be better than that?!
Thanks for YOUR support and I hope you enjoy the pattern! Leave me a comment, I'd love to hear your feedback. . . whatever it is!!