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Sleepy Update

The convention was long, and lots of fun. I talked about writing a lot, both my personal writing and Torn World. Today I had a job interview, and watched Olympic skating.  I think the job interview went well, though the woman I interviewed with said she was sorry she had only one opening, because there were a number of very qualified applicants.

I don't feel nearly caught up with LJ, or with the Torn World forums, which were quite busy over the weekend.  And never mind Twitter or Facebook!

But I did share some feedback I got about the Torn World site with the canon board, and I believe soon the landing page (tornworld.net) will make it much easier for people to find the free stories and poetry, to get a sense of what Torn World is all about.

I have new stuff up at Torn World, including two poems that are locked for Patrons only. The first was written to enrich the Beads and Memories story, which mentions a poem but does not quote it. The second was written during the Torn World Muse Fusion, but not sponsored, and so was submitted to the site as a Patrons Only piece.

That poem was prompted by ysabetwordsmith , who told me she was glad to have inspired such a powerful piece of writing.  Which was very satisfying, being the most simple and positive comment she's made on my work so far.

Balancing that, I got a couple of rejections in my e-mail. 

You know, the expected and inevitable process of collecting rejections is easier to tolerate when it's not the only feedback you're getting!


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Feb. 16th, 2010 03:18 pm (UTC)
::hugs you tight::
Feb. 17th, 2010 12:10 pm (UTC)
I have heard they are sorry they only have one position so many times now. I have been trying to focus on being happy that I really did a good job at the interview even if I didn't get the job. So - good job for doing well at the interview! AND good luck!
Feb. 17th, 2010 07:32 pm (UTC)
It's unusual to hear things like that from lawyer's offices; they're used to trying to at least appear to keep their emotions out of issues where only one party can win.

Then yesterday I had another interview, with a tiny firm. My read of the lawyer I spoke with is that I'd have a job now if I had insurance through a spouse. But I don't. And though I didn't discuss medical specifics with him, I really can't go for the kind of insurance that could reject coverage for anything remotely related to my pre-existing conditions, so if I could get individual insurance at all pre-health-care-reform, it would be prohibitively expensive.

Assuming I read this lawyer correctly, he was well aware that turning down a job even for very good reason would mess up the unemployment payments, and he did not actually offer me the job, just noted that if he wanted to hire me they'd have to solve the insurance problem, writing that down on my resume.

This afternoon I drive out to the suburbs, probably further than I really want to drive every day for a job, for an interview. It would be doing mostly paralegal work, which is a bonus. On the other hand, either of the first two jobs is better location-wise.

Three interviews in one week--is it a sign that things are getting better, or a fluke? I can only hope for the former!
Feb. 19th, 2010 07:38 am (UTC)
I hope something comes of the interview. Not because I want to loose my writer but because I know you are do for it. Long overdue for it.

I honestly haven't a chance to read the Torn World stuff. I might hold off for now though because I'm still not through my "to do" list. :(
Feb. 19th, 2010 09:58 am (UTC)
We're planning for Torn World to be there for quite a while! It will be there when you have time.

I'm sure getting a day job will slow me down. But I don't plan to stop writing! Thanks for the good wishes.
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