So how has your week been? How was mine?
First off the job hunt, I’m 30 days in and I’ve applied for 17 jobs. I’ve only had one no so far so I have a lot of possible balls out there waiting to be bounced by potential employers. I will also be checking a few more sites today. I had really hoped to have at least one interview lined up at the 30 day mark but you never know how businesses do their interviews etc. If you know anyone who is hiring in the Charlotte area for Full Time work I am pretty flexible as to the type of work I could do. My email is on this site and under ME tab you can pretty much read my resume/CV.
On the writing front, I made progress with organizing my 2nd manuscript. Still waiting on word on the first, but no one is late notifying me or anything. I also sort of know how the third one is going to. The 2nd is fun to work on because it is in 4 sections with a lead in poem now, so as I am organizing it I am looking for gaps between the poems and then writing new material to help connect them. My guess is I will have the rough draft of it completed by the end of the year, then oh the revising. But I doubt it will take as long to put together as this first manuscript did – poems of which I started writing as far back as 1995!!
So here is my official Friday report for sending work out. You guys feel free to report in here or do so on your blogs and link back. It is something I do on a private message board on Zoetrope and thought it would be fun to connect with people who aren’t on there as well:
S (submitted): 2 sets of poems, 1 copy of Fat Girl chapbook
A (accepted): Nothing this week
R (rejected): 2 sets of poems. These are both “assumed” because it has been over six months and I haven’t been able to get word back so I am going to start circulating the poems next week.
So I feel like this has been a pretty good week! Hope you guys had a good one as well. That Woodstock movie opens this weekend. Think I’ll be checking it out . . . right after I finish the current issue of Poets & Writers which I received in the mail the other day. Woo hoo for the weekend!