View Full Version : shameless plug, I got published!
09-11-2002, 07:48 PM
I had a good feeling about today, and when I got home, found that an article I submitted to Gulf Coast Connections had been actually put in print. This magazine is the best and the largest fishing magazine on the upper Texas coast. It was sitting next to my bills in the mailbox today. I took an old concept that my web partner, and graphics guy, Bill Patterson, developed in 1998 and put the skills I have picked up since, along with some new content, and it turned out to be a winner. What I did was build 2 webpages, and from there, the publisher and editors were able to make it happen in print. Technology is a great thing, since I am more than 200 miles from where this magazine originates, and is distributed all up and down the coast. My thanks to Everette Johnson, and his wife Pam for including me in the September issue. I can barely believe it happened, it's the first time for me. I turn 41 on Sunday, and this has got the be the kewlest present I ever got. Well, except for getting married 16 years ago on this Friday. That's as good as it gets :)
If anyone wants to check it out, http://2coolfishing.com/garage/ is the link.
09-11-2002, 08:25 PM
Very cool, Monty. A hearty congratulations. And Many Happy Returns on your upcoming Birthday. :D
09-12-2002, 09:59 AM
thanks Shiela! I plan to wet a line for 41, if this nice weather holds out.
09-12-2002, 10:01 PM
Good for you. Getting published is, and always will be, in my top five experiences Just one of those things where it is difficult, if not impossible, to explain the feeling. Good fishing and birthdaying.
to monty ... the new * published * writer ...
it happens when you least expect it. :bounce: but it happens to those who try. :)
congrats to you ... and bill, everette and pam,
jak graphic solutions, inc.
09-12-2002, 11:04 PM
Congrats, Monty! :yeah:
Hope Mother Nature cooperates with you, and you have a wonderful birthday! :)
09-13-2002, 09:55 AM
Congrats Monty :D !!! Getting published is a great feeling :)!!!
Hope you have a wonderful birthday and anniversary!
09-13-2002, 10:07 AM
Happy Anniversary Monty!
09-13-2002, 10:21 AM
I got my bride a dozen yellow roses in a nice arrangement, a goofy card, and of course chocolate. My daughter was too funnny (and just a wee bit jealous) about the whole deal and said I should have skipped the roses and got more chocolate. It's hard to believe all we have been through in 16 years, and Stacy is now officially a biker. She took the 2 day motorcycle course and got her certifcation and took delivery on a barely used Yahama 650 yesterday. She still hasn't ridden it, but I think she plans to this weekend. She wants me to get one too, but I am going to pass as I still remember having no choice about riding one to college every day. There's something about a nice big Ford pickup with leather seats and a/c that appeals to me at this stage in life. We were going out to dinner tonight, but she just called and wants steak on the BBQ and crabs at home tonight. So, it's off the the Hong Kong Market this afternoon to get the fixin's.
The whole deal with getting published has been great, and it's hard to put into words the wonderful feeling it gives me to see my words in print. I think this tech section is going to become a permanent section of the magazine and even though it doesn't pay, it might lead to something else down the road that does. My first site didn't pay too much, lol, but I have since figured out how to make a few bucks here and there.
Thank goodness it's Friday!
09-13-2002, 03:15 PM
I used to be an MSF Chief Instructor (training instructors for the MSF rider training course). Sold my last motorcycle about three years ago.
Funny that was shortly before my new truck was delivered: 2000 F250SD ext cab long bed, 7-1/2' Western Pro plow, V10 5 sp, yadda yadda yadda. <grin>
09-13-2002, 04:29 PM
I have pretty much the same setup, except I got the Powerstroke. I pull a 7000 pound boat with it, and on the way back from Florida last week, coming to Texas, I swear I forget it was back there a couple of times. I would look in the rearview and jump, lol, when I saw it back there.
I rode a Honda in college, a little 400 or 500 if memory serves. It was great on gas and at the time, just the ticket. These days, I like to have a little more around me. My bride has gone from waverunners to horses and now to bikes. I figure it's just a stage, but who knows. I know I don't miss the blisters, road rash and bugs that go with riding a bike around here, that's for sure.
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