Saturday, March 2, 2013

My head is in the clouds

I think I swallowed a cloud, or I am on a cloud, or my head is in the clouds. Today has been my day!

I auditioned for Listen To Your Mother, St. Louis, a nationwide non-profit fundraising organization. They've been in twenty-four cities so far. Our turn this Mother's Day weekend.

I read my story aloud on stage before the judges. Mine was one of thirty (whittled down from sixty contributors) selected. It made the judges smile, laugh and sniffle. I can only hope to proceed to the stage on Mother's Day weekend, but if I don't make final cut (whittling down to twelve now) then at least I made it this far. I feel as if I am floating on air.

Came home to a large manila envelope in the mailbox, thought it was advertisement from Blue Mountain Arts, but it was an announcement/contract stating that my poem has been selected to go to test market to determine its potential as a greeting card. It can take up to twenty-four months but often much less time. I am elated that this poem has made first cut, as it is so near and dear to my heart, written for my mother. I am on cloud nine.

I am humble, and I thank God for my ability to  use words to benefit others.

19 comments:

Beth M. Wood said...

Linda... Woo hoo! Congratulations!!! So proud of you, so glad your talents are recognized - as they should be! Way to go WWWP!!!

Sioux said...

Congratulations, Linda. And I am sure you made the cut with "Listen to Your Mother" as well.

This is exciting. We will have to celebrate on Wednesday!

Merlesworld said...

Congratulations, glad that you have got so far I admire anyone who writes well and to stand up in front of people and talk is to me amazing, it is something I could never do.
Merle...........

Judy SheldonWalker said...

I am so happy with you. It is wonderful to hear of someone experiencing something so positive. I cannot think of anyone in the world who has better influenced me than my mother. I cannot begin to tell you how many poems I have written for her so I can understand you being inspired, motivated and loving. I know they saw that too. Hugs and blessings!!

BECKY said...

Congrats again, Linda! (I said it on your facebook, too.) It was fun seeing you today. Good luck...and I feel like you....if I don't make it to the live stage, at least I got this far!

Val said...

Wow! Two good newses! You were double-dippin' today like a crazed George Costanza!

Joanne Noragon said...

Excellent. Wonderful. Good job. A pretty much perfect kinda day.

Chatty Crone said...

Congrats Linda!!!!!!!

Bookie said...

So happy for you, Linda!!
What was your poem about?

Susan said...

Wowsers, Linda. That was fabulous news. Can't wait to see that greeting card! (It WILL pass the final cut!) Susan p.s. Thanks for your visits and comments to my blog!

Mary Horner said...

Congratulations!

noexcuses said...

Congratulations, Linda! I would have loved to be one of the 30! Maybe next year! I'm sure you will be reading on Mother's Day weekend. Wonderful news about the poem, too! God blesses us all!

Debora said...

Awesome news. Your hard work is paying off!

Julia Gordon-Bramer said...

This is so great! You are a wonderful, engaging reader, Linda. I have no doubt that you completely wowed them. And it is very special indeed when a poem that is important to us goes out into the world to affect others. Congratulations!

Tammy said...

Congratulations, Linda! You'll be on the page AND the stage! Woo hoo!

Janet, said...

congratulations on both parts! Good luck! I am sure you will make it through to the end.

Daisy said...

Oh, this is wonderful news! Congratulations to you on both counts! I'm very happy for you. :-)

Lynn said...

Linda, I'm pretty sure that your head never comes out of the clouds with all the successes you've had and no one is more deserving.

K9friend said...

Great news! Congrats!

Pat
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