Sometime, somewhere, when you least expect it…

In all my dreams of seeing my name in a byline for the first time, I never envisioned today’s scenario. As I was reading the Sunday newspaper, my son phoned to congratulate me on becoming, not only a published writer, but also a published photographer. After sensing my puzzlement, he directed me to the Richmond Times-Dispatch’s column called, “Your Best Shot.” There I discovered the photo and short write-up I’d submitted to the paper almost six months ago—a submission which had received no acknowledgment, no response. I had chalked it off as having entered that black hole of hopes whence none return. I couldn’t have been more surprised if I’d been caught on Candid Camera.

Drum roll, please:

My first byline - from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jan. 19, 2014

My first byline – from the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Jan. 19, 2014

And for the paper’s online version:

http://www.timesdispatch.com/entertainment-life/travel/your-best-shot/your-best-shot-this-haunting-ruin/article_55583d5d-c2f0-53c6-b930-aa5ba5f729b0.html

This may be a baby step toward becoming a published author, but it’s a step, nonetheless. And steps eventually add up…

“But I have promises to keep,

And miles to go before I sleep,

And miles to go before I sleep.”

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3 thoughts on “Sometime, somewhere, when you least expect it…

  1. Well, Judy, you came as close as anybody can to capturing the awe, majesty, and beauty of the place. I’m sure that’s why the photo got published. Well done!

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