Tuesday, December 4, 2007

It's Official: I'm A Writer!

With all due respect to my boss at Bugs & Cranks Jesse Pugh, my man Doug "DC Scrap" Scheckler at Epic Carnival and you my dedicated seven followers here at this blog, picking up the first magazine to ever put my name in print earlier today is the mark of my official foray into the writing world.

My man Smitty told me it would be a bit of an overpowering feeling seeing my name in print for the first time. He wasn't lying; I welled up just flipping to page 46 of Passion Magazine to see the words "By E. Spencer Kyte" on the glossy page of my Hive Mobility Profile. Then to flip through the next set of pages and see my second piece in the magazine, a beautifully laid out Christmas tech gifts piece called iChristmas - my title, rather ingenious I know - it was more than I have ever experienced. I was like a first time dad showing off pictures of his newborn son today to everyone who came into work, flashing them the cover, opening to my articles, preening like the proud Papa I am...

Now I have clippings!

One thing I do want to make clear though - this serves as the "official" foray only because some in the industry are too blind to acknowledge and understand the value and significance of the online and blogging industries. My real first step into the writing world came courtesy of Jesse Pugh at Bugs and Cranks and he knows how eternally thankful I am for getting that opportunity. Everything I have achieved and done in writing since then has been through my work at Bugs...

Now I gotta get sentimental and sappy for a second, so leave if you're not interested:

I wouldn't be where I am - published and moving forward - without the encouragement and constant support of my beautiful girlfriend Sarah. And no Brad, I'm not just angling for more touching...

To my lost friend Chrissy who first encouraged and pushed my penchant for writing I thank you. I have no idea if she reads this stuff, but she was a huge part of me getting her, so she needs to be acknowledged.

To The Bugs: Fuck you all... just kidding. Your work makes me a better writer and pushes me to do the best I can with each post and piece. Thank you for that.

As stupid as this sounds after having rambled on as long as I have here already, words can't describe how I feel today. It's some combination of rewarded, blessed, fortunate and motivated... and a little bit drunk from the bottle of Pinot Gregio I've drank since I got home!

Cheers!

8 comments:

Ashley said...

Congratulations, Spencer!
I'm gonna pick up your magazine just as soon as the exam madness is over!

Deuce said...

Congrats Spen. Looks like your first step towards stardom eh!

I'm grabbin a copy as soon as i can. Cheers buddy

E. Spencer Kyte said...

Go to Chapters and tell them to order more... I bought two of the three they got in. You can also find it at Shoppers, and apparently WalMart and Costco too.

Thanks for the support gang!

Brad said...

Spence, your resume is going to look phenomenal showing publications like "Bugs & Cranks" and "Passion"...

But hey, you're diverse. Congrats, buddy.

NA said...

Congrats Spencer,

I took a look for the mag earlier this week at Chapters but I didn't find it but I am determined to search it out.

smitty said...

It's a great day, indeed. Congratulations on the bylines.

D. I. Chalk said...

Jesus -- nice Oscar speech, Spen. Act like you've been there before, why don't you....

Still -- congrats & respekanition buddy. You really have been an inspiration to work with.

Now just don't cocky(er).

humain3 said...

Spen, congrats on the Passion launch. If the print mag looks close to as nice as the online version I'm sure it'll be a huge success.

Good work, my man.