I recently scored my first publishing credit. I wrote an article for a company that sells jewelry wire. Soft Flex Company has a feature on their website called "Spotlight On." You might have noticed the badge on the side of my blog. I followed this company on Twitter and saw a tweet asking for writers. I said "what the hell" and sent them an email. I got a response and scheduled my article for June. It was due in May.
I had never done anything like this. I write fiction with the odd blog post here and there. However, I decided it was time to step out of my comfort zone. Just sending the email was a step for me. A couple of years ago, I might not have gotten the courage to even ask. The worst they could say was "no." Nothing ventured, nothing gained.
This was an experience, writing a non-fiction article. I had a deadline. I like a deadline, I have discovered. Makes me actually get it done. I also had to supply my own pictures.
And the finished article can be found here:
I am rather proud of it and hope to do more in the future.