and then today it's all weight in your sockets as you tumble headfirst-cold-feet-last down a hole of “which grad school should I go to, if one at all?” and it's by pure true accident you discover Mary-Kim Arnold and get a strange mix of shock and relief that even someone who teaches writing at Brown still questions things
Things are finally looking up. I'm hosting at Applebee's now (off JTB, come say hi) and I'm settling into more of a routine here. Time moves faster with short-term goals in mind. The biggest of which is landing an internship with an independent publishing press, preferably in a city I'd like to eventually settle down in. I'm applying to presses in San Francisco, New Orleans, Minneapolis, even Canada for the spring. Hoping to gain experience in the publishing industry and eventually move my way up through the ranks, from editorial assistant to some-day developmental editor.
I'm learning to take the advice of the beloved, fabulous interstellar-transvestite, Dr. Frank N. Furter: "Don't dream it. Be it."