Tuesday, 11 January 2011

A 'Clucky' Day!

I had some lovely news when I got home today. One of my articles has been published in Practical Poultry Magazine.

It was such a lovely surprise as it was accepted way back in 2010 and I feared the worse, but on reaching home I had a lovely message on my answer phone from the owner of the Wernlas Collection for rare breed poultry. I had done a very enjoyable interview with him which featured some of the most unusual chickens I had ever seen.

To my delight he told me it was in and that he was very pleased with the result. He even informed me of another new publication that may take submissions, so I feel very positive about the year ahead and my writing activity.

It really did restore my confidence in my article writing again and to get out there and ask if I can do some interviews. That old saying is so true - 'If you don't ask, you don't get' I intend to do a bit more asking in 2011!


  1. It's true, Di, if you don't ask you don't get. I'm always asking and rarely get turned down! Well done on the article publication. I've just sent a flurry of pitches off too!

    Julie xx

  2. There's a new magazine launching this week, called Your Chickens, if that wasn't the one your interviewee referred to, Diane? Might also be openings there. Good luck.


  3. Hi Diane,
    Wow, that's really terrific and encouraging news.
    Here's to a new year with positive restored confidence!
    All the best,
    Gary xx

  4. Hi Julie, I don't think I could keep up with your flurry! Will start by doing a couple this week though. Good luck with yours.

    Hi Alex - thanks so much for that, I got a copy today and will be hopefully sending future articles to them too.

    Hello Gary, thanks so much, it's nice to get a bit of confidence. Good luck and best wishes to you

  5. Great news Diane - well done you!

    There's no such thing as luck is there - you make your own luck. Glad to see your efforts paying off.

    Happy New year