Sarah started work today and being the supportive future spouse that I am, I got my lazy ass out of bed at 5:45 with her and drove her to work. I know - I'm such a great guy!
This also means that I have to take myself back out to the booming metropolis of Cranbook to pick her up and while it infringes on my Monday Night Football viewing, it also gives me an opprotunity to once again try to make it as a real life writer.
One of the stops I will be making this afternoon - along with one to the RCMP (nothing to worry about), Starbucks (coffee and WiFi) and Staples (makin' copies) - is to the Cranbrook Daily Townsman.
A friend of mine in the newspaper business once told me that starting at a small daily is the way to break into the business and they don't get much smaller than this - payed subscribers total 3800 according to the very modest website.
Hopefully, I'll be able to do more than just drop off a resume. Ideally, I'll get a little face time with someone and be able to explain my background and my ideas and what I think I could bring to the operation.
Most likely though, I'll be dropping off a resume and my clippings and waiting on a phone call or email, which I guess is better than nothing.
The Townsman isn't the only avenue I'm exploring either.
I've been trying to break into the online MMA arena in the last couple weeks and have had some contact with the people at 5 Ounces of Pain, one of the best MMA sites around.
No guarantees, but they've answered my emails and seem genuinely interested in adding more writers. For now, The Love of Sports remains my personal MMA outlet but that might have to change in the future.
As with absolutely everything around this joint, I'll keep you posted as we go.