Sekrit Projekt unveiled

by Suw on June 24, 2004

I haven't posted about my Search for Gainful Employment lately, mainly because there's not been huge amounts to say. I've been doing some design work which has taken up much of my time, but, as you'll know if you've been reading this blog a while, what I really want to do is get back into writing for a living.
I used to work as music hack, writing mainly for the Melody Maker and trade rags. Those two years spent hanging out with bands and roadies were two of the best years of my life, if you don't take into account the fact that I earned sweet fa the whole time. You really can't live of £4k pa in London and so I had to call it a day.
Since then I think I've become a much better writer, something I put down at least in part to the fact that I'm blogging almost every day. I've certainly become more adept at networking, spotting stories and pitching.
So I'm chuffed as a small horse to say that today The Guardian have accepted a short item from me about… well, you'll have to wait and see. It will be published in the Online section either next Thursday, or the week after, and will also be available online.
This is my first proper byline for quite a while, and I have to admit, it feels good. I've worked on this pretty solidly since I got the commission at the end of last week, and I'm very pleased with the way that the piece has come out. I hope that, when you get a chance to read it, you will agree.
So, that's it. That's my 'Sekrit Projekt'. Hopefully, just the first of many.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Anonymous June 24, 2004 at 8:03 pm

Way to go, Suw!!
*opens a bottle of champagne*
Cheers! :^D
Bram

Anonymous June 24, 2004 at 9:18 pm

Woo hoo, Suw!!! *arrives with big bowl of strawberries to go with Bram's champers* Congrats, love! Guess I'll be buying the Grauniad on Thursday ;-)

Anonymous June 24, 2004 at 9:19 pm

Oh, that last comment was me, btw :-D I forgot to put my name! It's late…
Katex

Anonymous June 24, 2004 at 10:04 pm

Thank you my dears!
Cheers!! *clink*

Anonymous June 26, 2004 at 11:41 am

Hey, I'm pleased for you :-)
andrew

Anonymous June 28, 2004 at 3:39 pm

Grats Suw!

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