Black and White and Red all over....
There's an add on telly about this guy who writes his book on a remington typewriter and then the post office sends it and suddenly its in the window of a bookshop. It think the ad is for the Irish Post Office. Regardless, there is a moment when the author looks into the bookshop window and glows with satisfaction and pride on the achievement.
That's a bit how a feel like today.
I just have had my first article published in T.E.S.T magazine and I'm on the front cover no less. You can read it here
It's about one of my favourite topics, software testing and startups.
It's these types of achievements along with getting work, that keep me working as a independent test consultant because, working on your own can be really tough! It's a constant act of self promotion, bookeeping, customer liason and oh, occassionaly I get to do some software testing.
There was a post on the software testing club recently on 'what are the things to consider when outsourcing?" I think the things to be considered are those outside of your area of expertise. Software Testing is only a small percentage of what you will do in order to be successful at freelancing or working as an independent.
Anyhow, back to the article.
As I was reading it, I felt a mixture of pride, satisfaction and surprise. I didn't realise I could write so well....maybe it's to do with the fact its a published article, or maybe its because the self satisfaction is putting a rosy tint on the whole thing. I don't know....I don't really care.
Now leave me alone whilst I bask in my halo of self content.....