Re: Advice for Coping Strategies

Subject: Re: Advice for Coping Strategies
From: Buck and Tilly Buchanan <writer -at- NTWS -dot- NET>
Date: Wed, 2 Sep 1998 17:23:38 -0500

>Writing is fun!
>It was fun in 1936 when I was 7 and sending in Burma Shave sign suggestions.
>It was fun in 1956 when I sold my first article (about ham radio) to CQ
>It was fun when I was on the masthead as a contributing Editor for
>Highways Magazine, writing their Tech Tips column and a couple of other
>articles each month -- and the 150 articles I wrote for other mags.
>It was fun when I wrote my first novel (unsold).
>It was fun when I wrote my fourth novel (unsold).
>It was fun when I served as the Program Manager on the fuselage
>documentation for the B1-B bomber.
>It was fun when I founded the Technical Documentation Department for the
>Singapore Government.
>It's been fun for the past year as Publisher and Editor of The Alvord
>Gazette, a smalltown weekly newspaper.
>The Gazette has been sold and it's fun (at 70) making preparations for
>my 13th overseas technical or writing contract. Where? Gees, I wish I
>knew, I'll be there in less than 6 weeks!
>And it's fun now when I read posts by folks who are mis-placed in a tech
>writing position, but don't really like it and can't seem to get out.
>My advice: If you can't cope with what you're doing, do something else!
>That's tough love, Dude or ma'am. I wish you the best of luck in your
>new occupation.

Buck and Tilly Buchanan
InterAmerican Publications
and Tornado Alley Storm Shelters
568 CR1591
Sunset, TX 76270
(940) 427-3465
mailto:writer -at- ntws -dot- net or
mailto:writer76270 -at- yahoo -dot- com after about 10/15/1998

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