Saturday, June 20, 2009
First Folder - Tenth Photo
Cid of Blog Like No One is Reading tagged me for a game of photo tag called First Folder - Tenth Photo. From the first folder of photos you created on your computer, you post the tenth photo.
I cheated. The tenth photo* was a goofy one of me. So, instead I’ve posted the eleventh photo. I’m also to do a brief write-up as to the story behind said photo, so here goes…
Before BooksEtc. came into being I’d started to create a blog to promote my writing. I scrapped the idea. However, I still have the folder of pictures and images I was going to use on that aborted blog. The above photo is one of them.
Yes, I have written for some of the various True Magazines - those legendary romance rags. These particular stories of mine do not represent my finest literary efforts but they’re not as easy to write as one might assume and the competition is fierce. The money is excellent – certainly better than the little or no monies received for publication in literary journals.
My story A Fairytale Prince & All That Jazz made it on the cover of this particular magazine. It was actually quite a thrill at the time. When you write for these magazines you don’t receive any credit – i.e. your name is not used. That’s okay with me - again, the money makes it all worthwhile .
This was an interesting tag in that it prompted me to write about something I’ve never mentioned before on this blog. And although I cheated with the photo, I did use that First Folder.
If you’re interested in participating, consider yourself tagged.
Sherry? Bee? The Bodhi Chicklet? Oreneta? Cip? Guy? Reeny? Deidre? Laughingwolf? Cheryl? Zhu? AMC?
Anyone??? Come on, play with me.
* Can’t believe I ever considered using that goofy picture on that blog…yikes…