I've been following a blog called womagwriter for some time now. Womagwriter (or woman magazine writer) is as the description states 'the blog of a UK writer of women's magazine short stories' and is packed full of the latest guidelines, tips, and links to other sites of interest. If you are interested in selling short stories, serials, or pocket novels, and want to find out the latest guidelines for paying markets, then this is a blog you should visit regularly.
As I said earlier, I've being following it for a while, but in all that time I've never posted any comments or made my presence known. The reason for this has been that I had not considered myself to be a 'womagwriter'. However, today that changed. Just before work I received a phone call from the editor of Yours to say they'd like to use a story I submitted to them back in March. If there had been a secret camera in my house, you would have seen me jumping up and down for joy, because I've just made my first sale to a paying market.
Can I call myself a womagwriter? Hopefully.