Me??? A fly fishing writer?!?!?
Well I guess I'm a real live fly fishing writer now; I got an article accepted for publication -- so not just a blog writer or posting on various fly fishing forums (though not really sure what difference that makes any way). I just got my first cheque as a fly fishing writer today -- does this make me a professional fly fishing writer???? LOL LOL Hardly!!!! -- better not let my head swell too much!!!!! LOL LOL (I've sold other stories before but none about fly fishing). I wrote an article that comes out in a future issue of the Eastern Fly Fishing magazine. Nothing much -- just 500 words. But it's a start -- a way to get my foot in the door. And really I'd never have thought about submitting an article to a fly fishing magazine unless I'd been able to write on forums like this. So I'm writing this not to boast or build myself up. But rather to thank you who take the time to read my stuff on here -- and those of you who have sent words of encouragement in PMs and posts. Thanks.
"Fly fishing is solitary, contemplative, misanthropic, scientific in some hands, poetic in others, and laced with aesthetic considerations. It's not even clear if catching fish is actually the point." -John Gierach