It’s Official

After 20 "nos," I got a "yes."

After 20 “nos,” I got a “yes.” Turns out I didn’t have to get to 100. My very first short story entitled Scar Tissue has been published online at Flying Island Literary Journal.

So exciting and scary! I’m not sure I’ve ever felt so vulnerable. But on the other side of that feeling is pure happiness. This is a dream come true and a longtime goal. I am a published author!

I’m really grateful to the editor of Flying Island Literary Journal for believing in my work and accepting my short story. And I’m so grateful to my writing coach Maria Massei-Rosato who not only gave her gentle and substantive critique but more importantly helped me move from paralysis to possibility and made me believe my dream was achievable—and made me believe in myself.



(Photo by Ali Ihsan Aktay.)

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