First Publication Part Two


First publication Part two

Pig Writes

Keep squeezing ’cause I’m still squealing. Last post I told you of my first published article. Ahhh the joy, the happiness, the drunkiness (is that a word?) With all of my celebrating I almost forgot to turn in the next article on time. (That would not have been good.)

The time came for article number two to be released. Only this time I was suppose to get my copy in the mail. Friday’s release date came, I opened the mail box – nope, it’s not in there, Dammit!

Immediately I began to itch, it felt worse than having fleas. I wanted to see my hard work in print. I begged Rainman to take me over to Cowboys in the morning. When we got there they didn’t get their copies in yet. Dammit, what is the deal? There is no mail on Sundays, which meant I would have to wait until Monday. That still left me without a copy of the mag.

Dejected once again, I felt flat. I couldn’t understand it, am I going to have to deal with this every month? If so, I think I would rather have a girl friend on her period. At lease then I could just walk away (sorry ladies). I couldn’t understand it – no copy in the mail and no time to get one from the Harley dealer. To make matters worse, the on-line version hasn’t posted yet. I can’t even review it there and post a link on the blog. This has become nerve racking. All I wanted was to see if my dreams continued to come true.

That night while I was on my laptop, I was bored out of my mind with playing Spider Solitaire. I clicked over to check my e-mails. There was a message from my editor, Shelly.


Sorry this has taken so long, I have been busy getting the May issue out the door.

OK, I can deal with that.

Unfortunately I miss placed your mailing address. Could you please resend it to me?

WHAT!?! Oh my God, how could this have happened?

This is worse than forgetting to use keywords!

This is worse than forgetting to use spell check!

This is almost as bad as running out of beer!

I quickly resent her my address – it’s only 8:00 in the evening. Maybe she can get my copy in the mail tonight.

Twenty minutes later I received a response from Shelly. “Oh good, I hope it means my copy is in the mail” I though to myself.

Thanks Pig, I’ll get your stuff in the mail in the next day or two. BTW, I have to move deadlines up one week. Can’t wait to see your next article.



Ride HARD or Stay Home




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