A little publicity

I always wondered why people I interviewed were nervous about it. It wasn't like I was going to write something awful about them. I wasn't one of those "out for blood" kind of reporters. You can't be in small town Iowa.

So it was a really strange feeling. I have asked the questions a hundred times. I've never answered them before.

As I sat down with the list of Colleen's questions about my photography business I thought I was going to have a panic attack. I pondered every word choice, every syllable, every phrase. At the time I was grateful for the opportunity to email her my answers... but as a writer it was excruciating. It had to be... perfect.

And then the big moment came. That single second that seals your fate. The arrow of my mouse hovered over the send button.

I said a quick prayer out loud, took a deep breath and... clicked.
Originally the article about my photography was supposed to run in October. Apparently it was a busy news month. Finally this past Wednesday the article about Tracy Anne Photography ran in The Sun, a newspaper in Ames.

Colleen had given me a sneak peek at the article so I already knew she'd done a great job. But to see it in print was fantastic. Apparently Ryan was excited too. He brought five extra copies home from the post office.

But to be honest, I was more excited about the impact the article would make on my business. Within 24 hours I had two people email me. And that is exciting!


Roxie said...

Congrats! What a great opportunity to be published in your local newspaper! Best of luck!