Wednesday draws to a close

Not bad, not bad. Let’s see, I wrote piles, found a line on a pretty good job, talked to a lady named Twee, and got through a tough spot in The Cabin. Not bad at all.

So, like I said this morning, I wanted to write four articles for Helium. Okay, I actually wrote seven. Two were poems, but they’re for a contest. Here are links to the latest:

http://www.helium.com/items/968581-means-shocked-question-asked
http://www.helium.com/items/968543-heart-attacki-todayhung-coatlooked
http://www.helium.com/items/968510-apartmentsdoors-windowswalls-roomscontain-people
http://www.helium.com/items/968477-shyness-really-doesnt-persons
http://www.helium.com/items/968200-begins-small-glimpse-perhaps
http://www.helium.com/items/968155-admit-freely-thirteen-seventeen
http://www.helium.com/items/967428-protect-files-computer-using

Whew. And this next one is the journalistic-type one that I wrote but had to turn into commentary for the purposes of timelessness.

http://www.helium.com/items/966247-through-generations-humanity-earth

I also rated for about forty minutes or so. So www.helium.com really got the lion’s share of my efforts for the day.

Because of this labor on Helium, I ended up with less time for The Cabin than I had intended. But I still did just over 3800 words today.

Do the math with me: 2500 (Monday) + 5000 (Tuesday) + 3800 (Today) = 11300 words so far this week. My main character is leading me places I didn’t intend to go, which has been interesting, since some of this book is autobiographical.

In any case, this week has probably been my most productive week of writing so far. I just have to keep it up.

The Etcetera
I went to that job fair this morning without much confidence that I would find anything worth my time. These things, particularly in the Provo/Orem area, seem to be 70% all about recruiting a willing sales force. That ain’t me.

But I talked with a nice young lady by the name of Shersti who works for a company out of American Fork. We discussed a position they are trying to fill that would seem to fit my background and qualifications. She was pleasant and enjoyable to talk to, and I feel like I made an impression. I went ahead and e-mailed her an electronic copy of my resume, although I had given her one there at the fair.

Anyway, we’ll see what happens. I am very interested to learn more about this job and company.

I also got a call from a lady named Twee who works at a company in Austin. I had sent an e-mail asking for further info and this was the second response I’d gotten back. Twee was very kind and excited, wanting me to let her know when I was going to be in Austin so we could do an interview. I really don’t have specific plans yet, so I told her I might get back to her.

But that job looks like a sales rep job, which I don’t do anymore. So I doubt I’ll follow up on that with any real conviction.

Anyway, that’s all for now. Oh, I did the shuttling to and from Spanish school today in the hopes of helping Annemarie get her current translation project done quickly. I find that the traffic is irritating, which reminds me that I really don’t want to have to commute to any job I get. Nope, I really don’t.

carpe somnium

Yes, I am going to be a bestselling author, since you asked.

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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