Just stopping in quickly on this Tuesday evening…

to record my day. And yesterday.

For writing, I have basically been fighting on Helium to finally win a category. I have written my very best to this category, and so far it is okay. I truly feel like my stuff is the best in its titles. I would really like to place first, overall first, in one of these contests for once. So this is the week I am going for it.

Anyway, today we took Annemarie to the airport so she could fly to California (LA) to see a friend of hers. This is actually the first time Annemarie’s been away from the the kids and me for any more than most of a day. So it should be very fun for her, and may involved tears from kids, but it will certainly cause no harm in anyone. I miss her, for sure, but I have been kept busy with the kids and other work.

I sent some writing samples to Nature’s Sunshine yesterday, as I had applied to a part time job there. I could use the extra work, particularly if they allow telecommuting. I also got an e-mail from Lena at Mountain Reservations, (where I interviewed last Wednesday) telling me that they would not be doing second interviews and that they would send word by 5PM tomorrow. So I am actually kind of anxious now. I know that I would love that job. I know that I would not love the commute. But the work looks awesome, as do the people, and the money is vital. So if they offer me the job, at a good salary, I will take it. For sure.

I also, finally, got my first advance payment today from Cengage Learning, the ones publishing the graded reader series. Wahoo! It was a spectacular feeling. Seriously, I got kind of weepy. What a wonderful thing to get paid pretty well for doing what you have dreamed of doing all of your life! I am still so excited that I might even make a typo!

But it’s late and I have much to do around the house. I love my job; I love my family; I love my life. Ain’t it sickening?

carpe somnium

(I’m going to be a bestselling author.)

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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