Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Progress Report

Right, I had an interview today and was offered a job as a senior library assistant. This means that from April I will be in charge of my own pet library and can drive it all over waste ground, park it outside the pub etc. Something like that, anyway. Point is I now have a definite job for another 12 months,.

This means a load had been taken off what doctors think may be my 'mind'. So I can get on with ST19 without feeling a general sense of existential despair. Hurrah!

I think the whole process is going rather well, actually. Some very good stories, and a very diverse bunch of writers, several new to ST. It always surprises me (pleasantly, of course) by how excited people are to be published in my amateur mag. But there you go - I'm cheering writers up and giving them that wider exposure. Must be good.
This is who I will be working with, in my sad deluded dreams

9 comments:

Thornavis said...

Congratulations and may your front desk fantasies come true !

Stephen said...

Yeah, those sexy librarians can do one a world of good!

Sam said...

Good news; well done. You will now need to write a haunted library story.

Richard said...

I'm really glad you don't have to face the horror of imminent unemployment.You're doing a great job with ST and you can count on me as a long term subscriber/supporter.

Iain said...

Congratulations, that's good news!

valdemar said...

Thanks to everyone for their encouraging remarks. Sadly, this is more likely a stay of execution, as the council has to make 60 million in savings over two years. So I might be made redundant next year anyway. We shall see. In the meantime I will be trying to terrify kiddies with ghost stories at every available opportunity. They need a good scare - sets them up for life.

Anonymous said...

Congratulations on your new job. I say you should act like this:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqTE-ig7NhY

valdemar said...

I love the general public and would never insult them. That is my mantra.

Michael Kelly said...

Congratulations, David! Great news.