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Monday Musings — My first job interview in 5 years!

I am pleased to announce that today I successfully had my first job interview in 5 years!

I won’t jinx it by revealing what job I’m applying for, but let’s just say I’m really excited about it, and it would let me do some real good in the community if I end up getting it. Not to mention — money! Being a starving author is tons of fun, of course, but money is nice too.

For anyone wondering how the heck I got away with not interviewing for anything in 5 years, the story is as follows. In 2010, I graduated from university and interviewed for a job teaching English in South Korea. Failed the first interview, nailed the second one, and spent the next year in the land of the morning calm (as opposed to the land of the mourning clam, which is just a depressing place to visit). When I got back, no interviews necessary because I went back to the eLearning job I’d been doing throughout part of university. Did that until this past winter, when the oil prices plummeted and all my projects got cancelled. Thus, here I am today, five years later!

Anyhoo, I was so excited about getting through the interview without saying anything too silly that I rewarded myself with pad thai and a chocolate ganache tart for lunch. I also stopped on the way home to vote (Canadian election day!), which was shockingly well-organized. Which is a good thing, I guess, but I’m so used to government events being poorly organized that I was honestly taken aback at how efficient everything was. The only hiccup occurred when some foolish person decided to park their truck directly behind me (there was also a car in front of me, thank you weird parking lot layout), so I ended up doing a really awkward 34-point turn to escape.

In writing news, Chasing Nonconformity has sold a grand total of 26 Kindle copies! Which is nowhere near getting me onto the bestseller list, but I’m proud of myself, dammit. Thanks so much to everyone who’s grabbed a copy!

That’s all for today. Have a kick-a$$ week, and try not to let the autumn chill get you down!


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So I Accidentally Got Elected VP of the London Writer’s Society …

Big news! Last night I accidentally got elected VP of the London Writer’s Society. Well, not technically “accidentally”, but close enough to count. Here’s what happened …

So my local writer’s society is really great — we go on handgun field trips, have great critique groups, listen to interesting and informed lecturers at our general meetings, etc. etc. The thing is, elections for the exec board are in September every year, and all positions decided to step down this year … leaving all the exec spots open. For some reason no one in the society wants to be an exec, which led to the former VP basically bribing me into becoming VP on the promise that all I have to do is attend general meetings, exec meetings, and sometimes answer emails.

Und hence, I am now the VP! Huzzah!

Of course, immediately after the meeting concluded, a member hurried over to me and started asking about assorted VP-related matters. To which I had to shame-facedly say, “Actually, I have absolutely no idea what’s going on at all yet, so … yeah, sorry.” It was awkward. But she was really nice about my incompetence and congratulated me on my new post, so it all worked out.

I had another brief panic attack when the former treasurer came up to myself and the new treasurer and started talking finances, handed over the PO box keys, etc. My panic attack was due to the fact that I’m staggeringly irresponsible at the best of times, and I just knew I’d lose the keys the second they got into my possession. Luckily the new  treasurer is far more competent than I, and she accepted the keys and the stacks of financial folders with a confident smile. I fully intend to ride her coattails to glory.

So basically I’m hoping that this new VP position will mostly involve me being a figurehead, and then the president and treasurer can be the real power behind the writer’s society. Mine would be a ceremonial position, if you will. I’ll probably get roped into organizing at least a few events, because that’s just what happens when you get involved with something, but hopefully I’ll pull through and said events won’t be a complete disaster.

Well, that’s all that’s new in my life! Anyone got any exciting news to share? Writing-related is great, but I’ll also accept anything involving a new pet, passing a test, getting promoted, going to the supermarket wearing real clothes (i.e. not sweat pants), etc. Share away!


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