Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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:

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

I also rated for about forty minutes or so. So 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.

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