1/14 #writemotivation update

1. Keep up on crits.- Still working on Chy’s, need to set aside some reading time later specifically for this. I was a bit absorbed in my edits on SW this last week and didn’t make much noticeable progress… oops.
2. Send SW to betas.-Doing a first edit pass to fill in a few things (I leave myself parenthetical notes, useful for things I don’t want to research while drafting and details I don’t feel like going back and checking while in the flow) and adjust a few others before subjecting the first couple betas to it.
3. Apply to at least 30 jobs, at least 5 of those in publishing.- Didn’t get the one I interviewed for last week, but I was told that I have a “sharp, discerning eye” by an agent I like/respect, which totally made my day anyway. It came down to genre preferences for another agent, and the specific genres she wanted were ones I was weaker in. Ah well. One good thing from this: I’m now certain that when I’m ready to query, she’s getting strongly considered. I thought we got along well, despite (or maybe because of) us both seeming rather nervous.

AND while I was working on this post? Phone rang, local area code so I answered it… Guess who has a job?! The one I’d interviewed for back in October where a friend works. Only 12/hr (I was making 14something at the last job), but hey, at this point? I’ll take that and run. *happy dance* so YAAAAAAY!

4. Work on Top Hat.- Pending SW pass edits.
5. Secret project- Paused while I wait on someone else to do something server side. Meanwhile, drafting posts for it.

Ok, SO, now that I’ll have a day job starting next Tuesday, time to possibly reorganize the writing schedule. The really nice part? It’s 12-8pm, so I’ll still have morning writing time (after the 2 week training anyway). Just need to use it well. Methinks the games are going on hiatus.



  1. January 14, 2013 at 11:02 am

    *Happy dance*

  2. January 14, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    YAY! Congrats on the job! I started a new job today, also, but mine’s just a itty bitty one for 8 hrs a week, but it was perfect for what I needed, and it’ll cover all the writing expenses I have coming up soon that I wasn’t able to squeeze out of hubby’s paycheck (like a writing desk, office chair, contest & conference fees, etc).

    So yay for both of us!

    • Leigh Caroline said,

      January 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm

      Yay!! Go Rebekah!! Hey, sometimes part time jobs are perfect. Still gives you plenty of time for everything else you’ve got going on. 😀

  3. January 17, 2013 at 1:31 pm

    wow, congrats to both of you on the jobs. i know you’ve been searching for awhile.

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