Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Married Life



So excited and I just can't hide it! My story, The Odd Couple, made the final cut and will be published in Chicken Soup Married Life! in June 2012.

Being married isn't any easier for the husband than it is for the wife. Sometimes it's like using a spoon to feed jelly beans to this small-mouthed Cookie Monster.

Best of intentions can go awry. It takes practice to achieve success. And sometimes you have to ask for a do over, just like these kids in my class.


Couples don't always speak the same language, and even when they do, interpretation can be misconstrued, because they don't always convey what they really mean. Partners are not mind readers, although ... some wives always seem to know what their husbands are thinking.

Communication is the key to all relationships. Be careful what spills out of your mouth when you are talking, and be concise when spilling words onto paper.

PUBLISHING OPPORTUNITY Submission period open for Not Your Mother's Book...On Family, that I am co-creating.
Dianna Graveman is also co-creating two of the anthologies: Not Your Mother's Book...On Being a Mom, and also Not Your Mother's Book...On Moms-to-Be. Submission form and guidelines for stories can be found here:
http://publishingsyndicate.com/publishing_syndicate/submissions/nymb_submit_guidelines.html
There are more than thirty titles in development. Please pass the word along to anyone who might be interested. Won't you send your stories too?

18 comments:

Sioux said...

Congratulations, Linda. So, that makes 145 CS titles, if my count is correct. Right?

Terri Tiffany said...

Congrats to you for getting another story in Chicken Soup! I have not submitted in sooooo long but you are my hero!

Tammy said...

Congratulations on the story...and on having a successful marriage to write about!

Bookie said...

Wow, good for you! I think one day we will see an entire Chicken Soup of Linda O'Connell!

Kim said...

Next, Chicken Soup for Linda O'Connell fans...where do I order that one?

Congratulations!

And yes, communication is vital - and sometimes, silence speaks volumes.

Lisa Ricard Claro said...

The CS Queen succeed again! Congrats! You're amazing.

jabblog said...

Congratulations:-) You are so right about married life - it's a task to be worked at all the time.

Thisisme. said...

Well done Linda! Many congratulations to you. I can well realize why they decide to publish your stories, because your writing is excellent.

Janet Smart said...

Congratulations! And the marital advice is right on.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Wow, Linda, you should do a Chicken Soup workshop. Congrats on another publishing coup!

Susan said...

That is fabulous news, Linda. Your perseverance is astounding. I'm so happy for you.

Yes, I do plan to submit to the Not Your Mother's Book. Will try to work on that very soon. Susan

Charmaine Clancy said...

Sounds like it will be a great anthology.
Wagging Tales

Carol said...

Congratulations, Linda! Much truth in this post.....

Debra Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Linda! One day I hope to share a Chicken Soup book with you!

Debra Mayhew said...

Congratulations, Linda! That's always exciting news. One day I hope to share a Chicken Soup with you!

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats Linda. sandie

Lynn said...

What a surprise. LOL. Congrats Queen Chick.

K9friend said...

How cool! Congratulations, Linda, that's terrific news. BTW, my check for CS Messages From Heaven arrived today, so be on the lookout for yours!

Pat
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