well it is non-fiction and unpaid - but still, it is a solicited contribution to a high volume, high traffic website run by someone I respect and admire - and who's print publication I have been following for years - so pretty cool. More when I know that the article is going up. It's just about 600 words - so not very long - but on a topic I have been thinking about for many months.
In other news, I am also talking with another online correspondant about writing an article - we just went through 8 rounds of emails as a followup to two rounds of posts on the same subject - very calm, cohesive, and interesting posts back and forth. In the end, we arrived at what I think is a very cool vision of the future, and one which might address a real problem online.
So, we are going to start talking about taking our mishmash of notes and emails and writing them up as an article of some form - where we will then look to publish it I do not know - but I think that it would be good content for any number of online (or off line for that matter) magazines. Again, non-fiction, very business oriented, and semi-technical (though not all that technical - it is more about the business aspects of online content publishing).
In fact, I may suggest it to the same venue that might publish my first piece - or more ambitously to the editor's print publication for which it might be even better suited.
So all in all a good day for me from a writing perspective.