As you know, I don’t really have much time these days, and when I do find some time, I try to read (I’ve recently read The Story of the Lost Child by Elena Ferrante and loved it). Still, I manage to take some pretty pictures from time to time, and it’s autumn, so, have some pretty autumn (and kitty! and dog!) pictures!
Something unexpected happened.
I got a job.
I know, I know, people get jobs all the time, but it does feel big to us when it happens. Especially if you’re almost 42 and it’s your first 9-5 job.
It’s temporary for the time being, and so far, I seem to be doing fine (well, after the initial panic attack; you know, What am I doing? Will I be able to do it? I’m lost and confused, HELP!). I’ve survived my first week, and actually enjoyed it. Hopefully, I’ll keep enjoying being a documentalist at the Center for Studies in Cultural Development (sounds cool, doesn’t it?).
In other news, I published another article in The Writing Cooperative. It’s called Don’t Start with a Character Waking Up!, and it looks like it also made me a top Medium writer in the Humor category. Nice.
And the cat in the picture above? I wanted to take his photo, but he insisted on cuddles first before posing like that. Cats.
Well, that’s it for now. If I’m not around much, you know where I am. 🙂
Are there any news, really?
First, I’ve got new stories:
Both are microfiction inspired by and based on some photos I took.
I’ve also submitted two brand new stories to two publications, and I’m waiting for their response. I’m sure you all know how it feels.
I’ve got new articles, too. The Writing Cooperative (it’s a Medium publication for writers, by writers, publishing articles that help people write better) accepted “Where Do You Get Ideas?” Part I, “Where Do You Get Ideas?” Part II, and A Great Thing Happened After My Story Got Rejected. Yesterday, they’ve published Same Number, Different POV, and I’ve submitted another article to them, so hopefully you’ll be able to read it soon.
Outside of publications, How to Help Your Favorite Artists Create More is out, too.
After a long while, I finally went to a medical check-up. The kind we all avoid. Fortunately, it looks like everything is fine. Yay!
And, I’ve got some new books. Look at them!
The books you’re looking at are: Women Who Run with the Wolves by Clarissa Pinkola Estes, A Separation by Katie Kitamura, Een mooie jonge vrouw (A Beautiful Young Wife) by Tommy Wieringa, and Une vie sans fin (Life Without End) by Frederic Beigbeder.
See something you like? 🙂