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Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Ease of Summer

Hello, readers and magic bean buyers!

So we're back to the weekly schedule and its normal format, but there's not much to talk about. Book-wise, Rich the editor says there aren't currently any jobs at SHP I can take, and regarding books, he says to go through Leticia regarding what I should do. Last time I contacted her, she recommended waiting until the demand was back up for YA fantasy before doing anything else; I'll have to contact her again to see what she says this time.

Job-wise, still on the hunt. Dad's helping out, and I've established some accounts on some job sites. One is full of jobs in places I want to work, so it's only a matter of wading through them all and applying, which I'm doing bit by bit. If any reader have suggestions for where to apply for a publishing job, tell me in the comments please!

Nothing much else, so I guess I'll tell you about the time I got hypnotized, which I mentioned last post. Basically, during my last term at Knox, the board who organizes fun events for the students invited a professional comedian/hypnotist to campus, I went to his show, and I was chosen to be a participant. I sat on the stage with nine other people, and the last thing I remember was the guy telling us to breath deeply. After that everything's a blur: looking back, it's like I was present but also sleeping, because all the talking sounded like it was both coming from my head and from people talking. I can't remember much, but I recall something involving whales, aliens, and Japanese rapping, and somewhere during the whole escapade I lost my glasses, which had been given to an audience member for safe-keeping. The hypnotist must have said something right before he woke us up, because we were shouting his name whenever he said some sort of prompt until we left the tent. It was weird, magical, and definitely something to save for a book idea some day.

And Weekly (Dis)Likes:

Like 1: It's summer!!!!!!

Like 2: Got some new work out cloths, and got a subscription to the local gym. My health's important to me, so this is a good thing. :)

Like 3: Got to go to my first Royals' game yesterday.

Dislike 1: The Royals lost. :(

Dislike 2: The heat. I am not a heat person, especially given my skin. I do not tan; I BURN, so I'm always a little nervous going out into the sun even with sunscreen on.

And quote!

"Love and work are the cornerstones of our humanness." -Sigmund Freud


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