Friday, October 11, 2013
Celebrate the Small Things 11/10/13
This post is part of VikLit's blog hop, Celebrate the Small Things. Head on over there to join up!
So, what am I celebrating this week?
I've had my first full week of unemployment and I'm starting to enjoy not working. I've had time to spend with the kids while they're off school and I've been to the gym every day (and yes, my muscles are screaming at me about it). Unfortunately this luxury can't last because our money won't. So I've been applying for jobs all over the place. I've also signed up with a few temp agencies so I can earn some money while I wait for the right job to come along.
I emailed my publisher earlier this week to find out how long it might be before I got my edit letter and discovered that the head of all the YA imprints liked my book so much she wants to edit it personally. So now I have some work to do as I fix a few plot issues she had before I send her a revised MS to edit. So I'm feeling good about the fact I only have a few appointments with recruitment agencies next week so I can focus on getting my draft in shape for her. I'm actually looking forward to making these changes. One of them involves something I agonized over for ages while I wrote the book, and changed several times in the revision process. Now I think I have a much clearer view of what needs to happen and how. Amazing what a little time and space away from a MS can do....
On Wednesday night I actually managed to go back inside the cinema. The Italian Film Festival was opening and the festival director is a very good friend of mine. This year would have been the 8th Italian FF I've done with him, so when he invited me to come to the opening as his guest, I felt like I had to make the effort. Going there was weird. Really weird. Of course after only just over a week, nothing much has changed. But it still felt very odd to be in there, watching other people do the jobs I'd usually be overseeing. After the speeches, no one was there to turn the stage light off and I had to really force myself to stay in my seat and not run up to fix it. But I feel like I overcame a hurdle by going in there.
What are you celebrating this week?