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The Mail That Changed Everything

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The mail that changed everything…

I know people refer to me as a writer but I have never been totally comfortable with the term. You see, I can’t blow plenty grammar or describe the sky in a full page. If it doesn’t revolve around the pristine whiteness of Agege bread, miss me with the descriptions, biko! The problem was; every “big” writer was blowing grammar! Talk about big shoes to fill! I had some doubts and did a lot of soul searching. I asked myself repeatedly:  Am I good at this? Am I wasting my precious time? Will I ever be good enough?

One day, I picked up myself from the dust and sent some of my works to some foreign journals. I didn’t expect a reply. It was part of the “let me feel good about myself for a while” or “make-I-follow-my-mates-famz-foreign-journal”.

After six months, (I kid you not!) I got a mail. The mail that changed everything. It read:

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Congratulations! I wish to inform you that your submitted work has been accepted for inclusion in our journal.

I would like to thank you for submitting your poems in our issue. We envision a journal featuring works by emerging and established writers. We are literature beyond literature.

Some of the proceeds will go to a family support group in Philippine General Hospital. Every Christmas we donate books to the patients.

Kindly tell your family, friends and supporters about us, too. I do hope you submit to us again.

Again, congratulations!

Kind regards,
April Mae M. Berza.


Boy O boy! I was super delighted! Me? A foreign journal? Issalie!

Here I am one year later with over 10 e-books to my name(well, not exactly MY name since it was a ghostwriting contract).

I just need you to hold on and keep pushing. The problems of your yesterday will become inconsequential tomorrow.



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