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Another Maternity Leave?

I'm unemployed again, which means I've been back to job hunting since December. Today I got a call letting me know that the people I was temping with at the beginning of the summer are looking for someone to cover a maternity leave. So I may soon be back to temporary work again. At least, I like the people I'd be working with.

But I'm ready to have a permanent job again, so I can do things like plan my time and budget my money.

I spent part of the day sending out resumes, part making phone calls, part polishing the three Torn World stories I got from this month's Muse Fusion, and getting two submitted to the Canon Board, part updating my spreadsheet of which stories I have out to editors and sending queries, and part doing chores. (Well, I sent one query, but English grammar wants items in lists to stick to parallel construction, which means it sounds weird to have a list of things that are plural and then stick in something that's singular).

I had planned to go to the bank and the post office and do other chores, until I realized it was MLK Day. Besides, it was snowing today, and slippery out, so I didn't even do the other errands. The first graders reading his speech that they showed on TV were cute and inspirational, however.

I also spent part of the day talking - well, e-mailing - both Capricon and Duckon about panels this week. I love doing panels--you get to talk to all sorts of interesting people that way.

I'll be doing a Rapid Fire Reading with another member of Broad Universe and two guest authors at Capricon, and I need to decide what to read. Any suggestions?

If you'd rather talk about panels--what panels would you like to see at conventions near me? Or anywhere, really, though I'm more likely to turn a panel idea into a real panel at a convention I can afford to attend. But I have friends who are involved in cons I can't get to, so maybe someone else will make your dream panel a reality.


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Jan. 21st, 2011 08:58 am (UTC)
I hope you are able to get a permanent job. It's nice to know you've got a possibility in the temp one, at least it's something, but not as good as being permanent. Best wishes for you.
Jan. 22nd, 2011 05:48 am (UTC)
Thank you! It's good, as always to hear from you.

And I got your card! It's always wonderful to get something cheering, instead of just bills in the mail.
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