Yesterday Joe and I had a “first” we thought we would share with you–both of us were in print magazines on the newsstand at the same time. This has never happened before–and it just goes to show you how haphazard this whole crazy business really is.
If you think about it, both Joe and I have been writing since 2002. Granted, I’ve been much heavier into the print world (and Joe into the web writing), but we’ve both done our fair share of each. So we thought it was pretty strange that in all of these years, there was no time where we were both published in a print magazine at the same time. (Unless we had authored the article together, which we have done before. But that’s a whole other story…)
This little event made me think of the first time I was able to go into a bookstore, pick up a magazine, and see my name in print. And it has also made me curious to hear what that felt like for other writers…
So here goes…my own little version of a contest…
If you have a minute to spare and can leave a comment with what it was like to see your first byline (we’ll open it up to print and web, just to be fair–it just has to be a “first” experience), I’ll put all the names in a hat and draw a winner. What will you get? A copy of a book that I enjoyed very much — “Too Lazy To Work, Too Nervous To Steal”, by John Clausen. It’s good reading for any writer.
I’ll draw a name on Wed., January 19th. Just remember to leave a way for me to contact you by e-mail. In case you’re the big winner. 🙂
And have a great weekend!