My writing coach and friend tells me that feeling nauseous and unsettled about writing is par for the course. She assures me that the anxious feeling I get about meeting my goal of being published, and about having my writing in print, is normal. Not only is it normal but she chuckled as she told me I’ll likely never lose that as I move forward in putting myself out there in the writing world.
In September, I was lucky enough to be accepted as a writer for the Golden Gate Mothers Group (GGMG) Magazine. This is the publication of a group I joined when Luke was born. It has been an incredible resource, primarily for the online forums where thousands of women gather to ask anything related to motherhood in a supportive community.
The magazine is how I originally learned about this group. It is very well done and one of those publications that both my husband and I sit and read cover to cover.
So being accepted as one of their writers is a thrill. And it also completely unsettles me. The dream of being published is starting. And now people can see and read my work. After decades of writing privately this is terrifying. I can equate it to being naked in a room full of people who are dressed. Or something like that.
Since this blog is part of my coming out, I’ll be sharing the pieces I write for the GGMG Magazine here.