Saturday, June 9, 2012

My first story to get published on paper :D

I am feeling extremely happy today.

Some time back I had sent a short story that I wrote to Womens Era Magazine. They had notified me that it had got selected for publishing. It had been a few months ago and I was not sure which edition would carry it  and I was not aware that they would send me a copy.

Today I received a copy of the May(SECOND) Edition 2012 of Womens Era and on Page 78, I found my maiden  name Jayashree Soundararajan along with that story.

I am not very sure how to describe the feeling...Elation? Satisfaction? Pride? Contentment?

I really dont know. But its a very nice beautiful feeling.

Agreed there are millions of writers out there and I am like a tiny drop in a huge ocean.

But every word of appreciation and every recognition one  gets is very very important for the self esteem of anyone aspiring to become a writer some day.

I pray and hope I learn more in the years to come and that my journey in the literary world continues with more strength along with the other beautiful droplets in this mighty ocean.

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  1. yes, another beautiful droplet has come to congratulate you :D

    this is awesome Jayashree!!! i am really really happy for you. Congratulations!!! this is a very popular magazine, right?

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    1. Hi Debajyoti

      Your comments are always genuine and I feel touched every time I read them. Thank you so much for all that support. :D

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  2. Dear Jayashree,
    Congratulations. Cherish the moment.
    I still remember the moment when my first story was published - it was the happiest moment of my life.
    The first step is a great achievement - wish you a great creative journey ahead with many more such accomplishments.
    Keep Writing and Blogging.
    Regards
    Vikram

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    1. Hello Vikram Sir

      Thank you so much for those kind words.

      True, I do feel like its the happiest moment in my life :)

      I have been very inspired reading about you and your posts.

      Feels great to get comments from you .

      Regards
      Jayashree

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  3. Really happy for You :-) It feels great to be appreciated and noticed by all... I can empathize with you! Way to go!

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    1. Thank you so much Ashwini . It does feel great and feels nice to receive such encouraging comments too...Thanks for stepping in :D

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  4. Congrats Jaish :) , very happy for you :) and anyway we bloggers can read about your published story??

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    1. Hi Neha, Thanks a lot.....Will publish it soon...

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  5. First stepping stone. All the very best wishes for your long journey.

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  6. congrats jaish!! well done :)

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  7. Great news, Jayashree!! Congratulations on getting published! Hope to read it soon... !!:)

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    1. Thank You ...Do let me know how it was once you read it :)

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  8. That's amazing Jayashree. I am so happy for you. Congratulations. :)

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    1. You forgot to reply to my comment! :P

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    2. Hello akshay

      Oh dear ! I am extremely sorry . I was replying to the comments one after another and somehow missed replying to you . You have been reading all my posts good or bad without fail and have always left back your comments and they have made so many of my days brighter . Thank you so much :D

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  9. Yiiippppppeeeeeee!!!!!!


    Hearty Congratulations!!!!

    Way to go!!!!!

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    1. Hi

      Loved that 'Yippeeeeeeeeee' Thanks for that :)

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  10. Congratulation!
    Keep up the spirit.

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  11. Congrats! Wish you more success and many more stories printed.

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  12. Jaish. This is so cool. Congrats. You have every reason to be elated. May this be the first of many. I'm so so happy for you.

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    1. Thanks for those sweet words Nambiar :)

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  13. Wow That is a great news Jaishree. Congratulations.

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  14. Millions of congratulations Jaish. I am hitting the stalls to find that issue :)

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    1. Hi

      Thats so sweet of you. Do let me know your feedback :)

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  15. congrats, Jayashree! It must be a wonderful feeling to see your work and name in print. Maybe you can post a link to the story or maybe post the story on your blog??

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    1. Yes Uma, it is indeed a very special feeling. I will try to post it on my blog :)

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  16. COngrats! The ladder to success involves going up one rung at a time! Well done!

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    1. Thanks Danny. Such words are extremely encouraging. Thank you so much

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  17. Congratulations! Hope to read your story soon:)

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  18. Congratulations! Very happy for you!

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  19. Congrats Jaish. It is a very beautiful feeling to get published...a baby step towards making it big in the literary world. Wishing more such milestones to you...Share the story if you have time.

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    1. Thank you Vaish. Just realized that our names rhyme so well :)

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  20. Congratulations!

    Consider this as your first step in a long journey. Keep on writing without thinking it is good or not. Just be honest with your writing.

    All the Best!

    Cheers,
    Sabyasachi

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    1. Hi Sabyasachi

      That name rings a bell but trying to figure out ...:) Thanks for the comments...

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  21. congratulations jaish...happy to hear about it... :)

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  22. WOW.... that is soooo soooo awesome. Many many congratulationssss.... :) I am really really happy for you. :) Keep up the wonderful literary work and I wish more and more works of yours to be recognized and published. :)

    Now I am looking forward to reading that story of yours. :)

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    1. Thank you so much Raj :) Do read it and let me know how you found it.

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  23. congratulations, man. this is really great. i could imagine how you must have felt. may this be the first of many such wonderful milestones, jayashree.

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  24. BIG CONGRATULATIONS Jayashree!! So glad for you.

    You must be elated, considering it came as a surprise. It is a wonderful piece.

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  25. Congratulations, Jaish!!!!! Wowzee!!! I am so delighted for you! Got to find the magazine now and read the story:) Keep writing, keep publishing!!!

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    1. Thanks a lot Bhavana :) I am grinning wide reading that delightful comment of yours :D

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  26. Congratulations! i was running with the newspaper all around the town when my first poem got published in a "The Sun" magazine. I was very young and that could be the defining moment where i took writing very seriously. Hope to see many more coming for you.

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  27. Congrats Jayshree!!
    Keep it going...
    The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step...
    Appreciation drives us:-)

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    1. Thanks a lot Pooja :) True, Appreciation definitely drives us

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  28. as they say in punjabi CHAKK TE FATTE

    congrats and very well done


    Bikram's

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    1. Hi

      Thanks a lot...Had to google that one :) Thanks again :D

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  29. Hey that's a big achievement. You have done something many would dream off. Congratulations to you.

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  30. Congratulations, Jayshree! This is just the beginning. You are bound to achieve more.

    Great going :)

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    1. Thanks for those encouraging words Vishal :)

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  31. Congratulations!. It is a wonderful news. Wish you many more such publications!

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  32. First, many many congratulations. yes, there are many great writers, but the feeling that you have your writing published is definitely exceptional.

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    1. Yes , quite true. Its very exceptional :)

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  33. That's really lovely! Congratulations!
    Thank you for your regular notes of encouragement to me!

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