Sorry for the radio silence, but as you know from before I spent last weekend in Berlin (which was GREAT) and then this most recent weekend I spent in bed guzzling orange juice. I had the flu! Ta dah! And all the fun things that come with it. Rapidly changing temperature, constant nose blockage and sneezage, and basic inability to focus on anything for a lengthy period of time. Namely two minutes. I suppose that autumn is officially upon us, and it wouldn’t really be the fall without the flu. So here’s hoping that I got it and now it’s done with me. Stay away, all ye viral fiends and germy germs! I shall have none of it! None, I say! (My brain still might be a little fuzzy. Forgive me.)
And really the flu couldn’t have come at a worse time. Why? Because I started my internship at Ed Victor Ltd last Tuesday! That’s right folks, I’ve got a (semi) paying gig everyday of the week! It’s almost like a real job, except I go in from 10-4 and am called an intern. I’m a little bit of an assistant to two literary agents, and so far I’ve rearranged a hugely disorganized bookshelf disaster, read several manuscripts, and drafted correspondence between people who aren’t me and people I don’t know. It’s a glamorous life. But it actually is a lot of fun and even though I’ve only been doing it for a few days, I’ve gotten some really practical experience. I’ve learned that people don’t stop sending you ridiculous things, whether or not you’re working at a student-run literary journal or a big time literary agent. People still like to capitalize random words, apparently for the fun of it. But hope of all hopes, good stories are still out there!
Speaking of internships and stories, I said way back when that I would reveal the name of the book I worked on for my internship at Safkhet Publishing. Aaaaaaand I think it’s safe to tell you now! It’s called The Vampire Mechanic and it’s by William Macmillan Jones. It’s an SFF comedy book much along the lines of Terry Pratchett. Check it out! My name’s in it! Whoot!
And now, fair internet, I shall retire, for whilst the worst of the flu symptoms have abated, some of them are still kicking about. So I shall sleep lots and lots in the hopes that I will soon kick them out completely.
Oh the terrible wordplay of the ill….
Also, I’m thinking of doing NaNoWriMo again this November. Though that could be further flu-addled thinking. I’ll keep you updated, don’t worry. But I keep thinking if I could do it once, I can do it again!