Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I am officially a professional writer!

I just got paid for my first professionally written article! It's not much, and it's on a topic that while I do have a background in (security), it's not my forte. I'd much rather be professionally writing about toys, comics or trading cards. But it's a start.

I have to thank my wife for sending me the link to the request for submissions. I'm extremely excited and I feel like this is just the beginning. I've wanted to be a writer for as long as I can remember, and even though I don't spend nearly the amount of time writing that I should, it's something that I really do love doing.

I might go celebrate and get some more cards, then I can blog about those, but in the meantime I need to write my second article, "How to Secure your Windows".



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6 comments:

3 Point Play said...

Congrats!!

Gellman said...

congrats man! I can only dream.

Wax Heaven said...

Congratulations! Will you post a scan/link to your article?

William Noetling said...

Yeah, I suppose that I will at some point, once I see where it's posted. It's pretty dry stuff though, front door security!

dayf said...

Congratulations! Getting paid to write is a pretty cool thing. Now it's time for you to start that 1000 page novel! ;)

William Noetling said...

1000 pages is way too many, I can't write like Neal Stephenson. Though believe it or not I have already written a novel, WAY back in 1990, and it's still sitting somewhere in a box in storage waiting to be rewritten.