The negative one I had in mind would certainly have been funnier. Truly. It was a lesson in humility, patience, and karma all rolled into one.
But there's so much negative stuff in the Universe right now, that I thought talking about my favorite writing achievement might be the better way to go. We all need some positivity in our lives these days, don't we? That's a rhetorical question, btw.
So my favorite writing achievement story so far in my career is not the publication of my first book - although that's one of my favorite firsts, for sure. No, my favorite achievement was way back when I was a nurse in my local hospital. I was part of a student preceptor program where new nurses are paired with students who are about to graduate. The nursing students follow the Registered nurse through their day for a half term ( 8 weeks) and learn from them one-on-one in a practical way.
I loved being a preceptor. In fact, I loved it so much and it was such a relatively new program - we're talking the 1980's- that I wrote an article about it in one afternoon and sent it off to RN magazine hoping - praying! - they'd want to feature it.
And they did!
I was surprised and delighted when a week later I got an actual phone call from the magazine's editor informing me of that fact.
This was the very first time a feature editorial I'd written had been published in a national magazine. I walked on clouds for months after that, but what it really gave me was the sense I had a gift for conveying my thoughts to others in written form.
Since then I've written dozens of trade magazine, freelance, and parenting articles for a wide array of publications. But that first printed article is one of my best efforts.
I've come a long way from writing editorials and articles. These days I spend my time blogging and writing romance novels. You can find my listings on Amazon, here: Peggy Jaeger
My newest and first indie released novel is a ROMCOM about a girl with severe trust issues, IT'S A TRUST THING
Nell Newbery has trust issues. It’s hard to trust when you’re the daughter of a fallen financial scion who bilked people out of billions. Nell’s done everything in her power to keep away from men who see her as their ticket to fortune and fame. All she wants to do is run her ultra-successful business, HELPFUL HUNKS, in peace.
But it wouldn’t hurt to find a guy who doesn’t know a thing about her father’s felonious past; one she can give her heart to and trust it won’t come back to her battered, bruised, and broken.
Is Charlie Churchill that guy? On the surface he seems perfect, all polished manners and quiet mirth. Nell’s convinced he knows nothing about her, other than she likes superhero movies and views junk food as a food group.
Can she trust him to be what he appears to be? Or is he just pretending?
For Nell, trust is everything in life…and in love.
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Until next time, peeps ~ Peg