As promised, here are the links to my published work this week. Although this is a defining moment in my career, the fanfare that comes with it is due to the novelty - the achievement of a goal that marks a milestone along this journey. This event - published work - will be repeated every week for at least the next several weeks. Ideally, the quality will be improving as well, but it is only this one time that can be the first. It is for this reason that I am celebrating them so prominently here.
In the coming weeks, one may stop by the Colfax Record’s website to find a number of my published stories – I won’t be announcing them all here. Of course, if there happens to be some news of more universal significance, I may mention it. If I write a column that has more than just local appeal, I may note it. If I write a piece that garners recognition, stirs controversy or is in anyway noteworthy, I will send out the alert.
I expect that most of what I write will be of the goings on in the small Sierra foothill community of Colfax. This assignment is designed to give me real world experience, not just in the writing, but also from the reading… or rather, the readers. Real people that are directly affected by what’s happening in their community and the role I play in delivering that news to them. It is not a little deal.
This week, I wrote a straight news story about the Chamber of Commerce hiring a new executive director. I was in the office no more than 30 seconds when I was assigned this story. Although not extremely long or involved, I was surprised at how much work and thought went into it. Click here to link directly to it.
I also wrote a column in which I introduce myself to the readers of the Record. This was right up my ally… it’s the sort of writing that I do best. I hope to be able to write these pieces regularly. It appears as though there is a good chance. To read these 800 odd words (give or take), click here.
To link directly to the paper, click the title of this post. It prints every Thursday, but the online version is published Wednesday evening. This is going to be a crazy summer. Let the games begin!