Fame and Fortune Are Coming My Way!

by 2writers4cats1baby

Or at least some local noteriety and moderate income.

First of all, does anyone have any hilarious typos they make on a regular basis?  For example, I have hotmail address, so typing it every time I fill in a form has caused my fingers to move faster than my brain.  I always type homtail or hotamil.  And it always makes me laugh for some reason.  Leave a comment with your weird typos.


Almost two weeks ago, I submitted an article to the Helium Marketplace.  For those who don’t know, on Helium, publishers can submit a title which is open to writers who have achieved a certain level, and after a few days, the title closes to submissions at which point the publisher picks one (or not, if they’re all sub-par) and contacts the author to officially request the article, and complete the payment process.  These articles pay way more than a regular Helium article. 

Anyway, I saw one that was paying $32 dollars and spent some time researching to back up my facts instead of just tossing something off.  (I have Demand Studios picky standards to thank for showing me some easy ways to pick up my writing.)  I was over the moon when I was contacted four hours later (3 days before the title closed to submissions) by the publisher telling me my article stood out from the pack and could I please make a few small changes. (!)  Of course I did, right away, and sent and sent a message (through Helium) to the publisher because Helium is a strange site.  If you edit an article, the site members rate it against the original and the one considered best stays.  So my edits had a chance of never appearing, and I wanted the publisher to know that I would send them an email with the changes attached so they would see it no matter what.

So I’ve been biting my nails for the past week, wondering if they had found a better article and decided “to hell” with me.

But I heard back!

They are still interested in my article!  Chance at $32!  Score!

I promise, it’s not that I’m obsessed with money, but when you haven’t been making enough to cover expenses (and we don’t have any cable at all, so yes, we’ve cut unnecessary expenses) it’s hard not to think about it 24/7.

So the jury’s still out on whether Gilbert is an angel cat or a devil cat, but he should be going home tomorrow.

For now, T and I are watching Rent (best…musical…ever!)

Link of the Day: http://www.helium.com/items/1903330-how-to-decide-if-you-should-have-children