Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Busy as a Beaver

What is that expression about anyway? "Busy as a beaver." Are beavers busy?? Do they have deadlines and doctor's appointments and lunch dates and an unhealthy obsession to watch every week's Grey's Anatomy?

Anyway, things here in KatanaLand have been super busy. I just returned from my best friend's wedding out in Portland and let me tell was a great time. Expensive as hell to get there but so much fun! I love her family so much...they remind me of my own.

So, now I'm back and there will be no more traveling for quite some time. In fact, I managed to get myself a part time job as an editorial assistant for Kensington Books. This job (even though I am only into my second day there) is all that I had hoped it would be. I love publishing even more than I thought I would. Even though it's only been a couple of days, there is no doubt in my mind that this is the correct career path. I sat in on a meeting with all the editors today and it's amazing to me what their thought processes are. Nothing like what I had read or imagined. The reasons for turning down some books are so asinine I can hardly believe it. And at one point they were excited that one author didn't have agent...umm, I thought that was HUGELY taboo. But apparently only for the BAD authors is this taboo.

The hardest part about getting back into a (somewhat consistent) work this whole getting up early thing. Seriously, who would have thought it would be so difficult to get dressed each morning. It's quite a difference from my normal sweatpants and Old Navy shirt, but I suppose it's time to start being an adult again. I've begun choosing my clothes the night before after a disastrous first day of wearing two different socks. I don't think anyone actually noticed the sock debacle, but even's not something I'm willing to risk again. Tomorrow I will be wearing my satin geometric dress. I think it will help me to stand out at the office--and not only because it's something my crazy Aunt Donna would wear to a wake.


Ennyl Yarrum said...

Awesome! Congrats on this new job!!! And I TOTALLY understand what you mean about waking up, getting dressed, and functioning like a "normal" person. It was very hard to make me put pants on this weekend!

Take 5 Photography said...

SO glad you're liking your new job!! Sorry about the travel expenses :-(
I feel really bad, though I know my wedding would not have been half as awesome/wonderful without you girls so THANK YOU. For reals. From the bottom of my heart.