Tuesday, May 20, 2008

yay me, part 2

Another of my blog posts has been republished on Buckeye Firearms. They've even included the photos - it looks very tidy and professional, if I do say so myself.

I was also invited to be on the Buckeye Firearms Editors list. I'm not quite sure what all is expected of me yet, but I'm happy to help where I can. I am the first female in the group and I'm looking forward to being able to offer a unique viewpoint.

But...I do not not know why or how this all happened. I blame Mike. When I was trying to think of something to write about he suggested, "You've started shooting. Put that in your blog." (& he has hardly stopped giggling to himself about this Editors List business. "My wife! Famous gun writer!" And then there's that other thing about being contacted by a certain photographer...Oy. He's going to be impossible.)

So I started writing things about guns and shooting on my little livejournal. I read Tam and the Cornered Cat and said to myself, "Cool! I can do this! It's okay if I do this!" So I moved to blogger and wrote some more. People started noticing that I could string words together somewhat coherently and, well...the rest is history. Now they're even naming shotguns after me. (what? no?)

And hey, where are my wheelbarrows full of cash? Ammo is expensive and I have a leak in my dining room ceiling! I'm waiting.


DoubleTapper said...

Congratulations! Don't go getting all famous on us!

DoubleTapper, blogging on Guns Politics Defense from Israel

TJH said...

None of this should really come as a surprise, but I guess you're modest, too. I believe that is why a lot of us read: you're quite an interesting collection of human qualities.

Also: When you finally realize the solution to your ammo problem, remember that even if you're on a budget, get a magnetically-damped powder scale.

kaveman said...

Easiest way to solve the ammo problem?

Get a quality .22 pistol/rifle.

Shoot all day for under $10.

When times are good, big calibers come out. Right now, I'm sticking to rim fire. Still get to go to the range AND make my house payment.

BobG said...

Congratulations lady; it is just a matter of time before other people with intelligence and taste (besides us, of course) notice your writing.

Anonymous said...

Now I have to go search my e-mail spam pile-up...
I don't recall getting that Buckeye Firearms news alert.

Dang, Breda, next, your library will be DISCOVERED!!!

Acronym Game: nfnoa
Nerf Fun Never On Airplanes?

Jeff said...

Congrats!!! And welcome to the Editorial Board at Buckeye.

Mike W. said...

Congrats on being published yet again. You're a fantastic writer so this comes as no surprise.

you know, if you're worried about ammo costs you could always buy a Bersa FS22. You'd get cheaper practice and you'd be using a gun thats essentially identical to your new carry piece.

pax said...

Congrats! :)

phlegmfatale said...

Much-deserved recognition of a talented and inspiring writer.

Well done, you!

Anonymous said...

I enjoy your writing ,it's upbeat and funny. I loved the story about your town and twilight zone. I liked the photo of the cannon behind the creche. Actually you could write for a local paper and give color like James Lileks.

I liked the story of Annabelle with the photos and congrats on being posted on Buckeye Firearms.