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The antiquarian-book firm decided not to hire any of us who made it to the final interview stage, as they looked at their finances and realized they'd been hard-hit by bad sales over the summer. Swell. That really was one of my dream jobs, and who knows when that kind of opportunity will come around again. In the meantime, I've been temping (full-time hours) for a company in Southborough, MA as telephone tech-support for a baffling array of home medical gadgets they manufacture. People are always stunned to learn that, in spite of being an artsy type, my math skills are stellar and my learning curve on cracking how stuff works is incredibly steep.

On the writing front, a bit of news: the hand-bound limited edition of my poem that ran in Mythic Delirium 20 (and is also the closing poem of my first collection, Lost Books), "Journeying," will soon be released by Papaveria Press. It will include a rather stunning pull-out illustration by my old friend and very talented artist Paige Zaferiou. I've seen the proofs, and it looks fantastic. Thank you, erzebet, for everything!

A locked post will shortly follow this one, as there is other interesting stuff afoot.

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The antiquarian-book firm decided not to hire any of us who made it to the final interview stage, as they looked at their finances and realized they'd been hard-hit by bad sales over the summer.

That sucks.

the hand-bound limited edition of my poem that ran in Mythic Delirium 20 (and is also the closing poem of my first collection, Lost Books), "Journeying," will soon be released by Papaveria Press.

I like this part, though.

Edited at 2012-10-21 05:56 pm (UTC)

Thanks for passing that job listing on to me in the first place, though, as I don't know if it would've hit my radar otherwise. I had really got my hopes up about it; difficult not to, what when everything else has proved to be a dead end.

Oof, sorry about the job. That really sucks.

That's wonderful news about the hard-bound limited edition poem, though.

The limited edition of "Journeying" has been in the works for a long time, so I'm incredibly excited to see it near completion!

I hope something you love as much as that job happens your way soon. Your new book sounds wonderful (Papaveria does some lovely volumes).

I have an application out for a creative writing post at the moment, and I'm kind of hoping an interview will result, as I know by the specs that I could do it with my eyes closed *fingers crossed*

I'm crossing mine, index finger over middlefinger over ring finger over little finger, both hands (using my mouth for hand no. 2...)
This icon is beautiful. The icon on this post is beautiful. Paige's work is also beautiful. All this beauty *must* work some good effect!

We started talking about this project as far back as 2008 or 2009, so to have it finally come to fruition is wonderful :)

Bugger and great, respectively!

I recall you mentioned some time before about the one job falling through. I'm glad you do have temp work in the meantime. It's always a pleasure to have a job that actually pertains to a skill set and it being something you enjoy thoroughly.

That's great news on the poem and illustration!

It's not the best thing I could be doing right now, but certainly not the absolute worst, either! It has no dead-time, which was my primary objection to the museum-guard post I had for four months and then quit in a fit of misery.

*hugs* Very sorry about the job. But, who knows - perhaps something else will pop up.

Congrats on the poetry front, though! That's very exciting.

*hugs* I hope so. I really do.

I'm sorry about the antiquarian-book firm job. It did sound right up your alley.

I'm sorry about the book job--it really did seem incredibly you. I'll keep my fingers crossed that something even more so comes your way eventually!
At least temping is something? And tech support sounds like it could be fun!

Oh my, that's so exciting! I bet it'll be gorgeous! Hopefully I can convince les parents to buy it and stow it away for Christmas. ;)

I will let you know as soon as it's available. There are a lot of collectors who snap up Erzebet's work almost as soon as it hits the web, so I'll give you as much warning as possible!

Thank you!
I'm much like that with your work. ;)

This is actually the first time that something of mine will classify as truly collectible, though, I'm sure.

Not even remotely! I love all my volumes, but the one you signed is especially priceless, obviously. ;)

*hugs*

That means a lot to me.

*hugs*

*happy dance*

You know, you are truly awesome. :)

*hugs*

I know I'm trying my best to fight through all of this, at any rate!

People are always stunned to learn that, in spite of being an artsy type, my math skills are stellar and my learning curve on cracking how stuff works is incredibly steep.

It is a source of great puzzlement to me that the world seems to think artsy + math is an odd combination. They both come out of inquisitiveness.
(I am glad that these skills are keeping you in both brain-food and food).

And wow, limited-edition book. Spectacular!

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