A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Weekend

I started writing about a Florida fish farm that’s raising salmon for American groceries.

Salmon don’t live in Florida’s lakes and rivers. The water’s too warm. Besides, they only spend part of their lives in fresh water.

That’s why the fish farm is on land.

So far, so good. I knew what I was going to write about, where to find information I’d need, and then I started writing.

If I’d made an outline, planned ahead and generally taken advice from ‘write your way to fame and fortune’ how-2s, then — I’d probably still be writing an outline.

Lobby card for Cahn and Siodmak's 'Creature with the Atom Brain.' (1955)Instead, I now have nearly a thousand words written about wild raspberries, chickens and GMOs. With Sumerians, Pharaoh Narmer and atomic Nazi zombies on the side.

I’m definitely not going to get my Florida fish farm piece finished by Saturday. Sunday, maybe. Then again, maybe not.

On the ‘up’ side, I’ve been having fun writing it. So I figure there’s a chance you’ll enjoy reading about Florida salmon and all the rest.

Finally, and inevitably, the usual vaguely-related stuff:

About Brian H. Gill

I was born in 1951. I'm a husband, father and grandfather. One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run businesses and raise my granddaughter; another is a cartoonist and artist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters. I'm also a writer and artist.
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2 Responses to A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Weekend

  1. I look forward to reading about the Florida fish farm on land. I have always wondered about fish farms.

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