Thursday, March 29, 2007

Love Thursday #29

Love is...


having a passion for something and finding out you're good at it.


My oldest daughter, Sweetanlo, is a writer. She loves to write. Once she learned to write, she stopped giving me pictures and started giving me stories and poems.

This spring she submitted an entry for a short story contest in American Girl Magazine. The AG writing contests always give the girls a sentence that they were suppose to use somewhere is their stories, which are to be 3-4 type-written pages long. Sweetanlo took up the challenge and went to work on her story. We mailed it off just in the nick of time and then we waited with anticipation.

Well, I'm thrilled to announce that out of more than 1700(!) entries,

her short story entry was selected as the winner!





Her story, "A Perfect Melody" will appear in the upcoming Sept/Oct 2007 issue of American Girl Magazine. Her first published work!

I couldn't be more proud.



Love Thursday& Love Is All Around.

19 comments:

Mom2One said...

WOW!!! Apparently she not only loves to write, she's incredibly talented at it!! Good for your daughter!

Happy Love Thursday, indeed, to you and to Sweetanlo!

Tabitha said...

Congratulations! That is wonderful. I am happy for her and I don't even know her. I cannot imagine how thrilled you are. Congrats Sweetanlo!

dillyweed said...

Impressive. You'll have to post a link to the story so the rest of us can read it.
Happy Love Thursday to you and your budding writer!
Big hugs.

Beck said...

CONGRATULATIONS! That's wonderful. I hope that this leads to a lifetime of writing for her.

Bongga Mom said...

Brilliant! You are right to be so proud. Buy a gazillion copies of the magazine, give some to grandparents and aunts, and save some for her scrapbook. Congratulations to your daughter on her accomplishment.

Susanne said...

How incredibly exciting! Congragtulations Sweetanlo! Keep it up and we'll all be asking your mom for autographed copies of your first novel!

shaz said...

congrats!!!! to her, and to you because i am sure you're her inspiration! :)

AA said...

Oh my, that is amazing and wonderful. You must be overwhelmed with pride. I'm proud of her and I don't even know her. That is so awesome!

Jerri said...

Congratulations....great work!!!!

1girl2boys said...

Wow, what an accomplishment. And I'm sure just the first of many to come. You all must be so proud!

Mandalyn said...

Congratulations! I know you are one proud mom! She must be very talented!

Gina said...

What a great honor! You must be proud!

meredith said...

That's awesome and sure to inspire a lot more writing on her part!

pastormac said...

Congratulations Sweet-an-lo. I'm going to challenge you to write an original story for my blog! How about it?!

Heart of Rachel said...

Congratulations to your daughter. A remarkable recognition for her writing.

~Jennifer said...

Oh wow! Congratulations, indeed!

Overwhelmed! said...

How very exciting! You must be quite proud of her. :)

Ninotchka said...

How amazing! Congratulations!

Jody said...

Wow! That is fantastic.

Looks like you have a writer on your hands!