So work has been getting worse and worse, blah blah blah, no one wants to hear it and I don't want to write too specifically about it here anyway. Instead, I'm going to flip from negative to positive thinking. (I know, where did the real ccr go?)
I see myself reading a job listing.
It is for a proofreader, possibly with some copy editing as well.
The field interests me, or at least doesn't put me to sleep.
It may use the term "wordsmith".
The location is a good one for me.
It's full time and permanent (no contract/freelance/lack of benefits issue).
I am a little nervous, because it sounds too good to be true, but also excited because this is what I have been waiting for. I immediately go to check my resume and hone my cover letter describing how perfect I am for this job. I submit. I breathe deeply, and smile.
They contact me to set up the interview.
Though I am nervous, I am confident in my abilities, and the interview goes well.
I get an offer. It pays enough to at least pay the bills.
I accept, and prepare to give my notice.
I see it happening. It will happen. Soon.
I didn't want to go to sleep last night, because it meant the weekend was over, and I wasn't ready. Instead, I picked up a new book.
I went to Borders yesterday, lured by a coupon to buy one book and get another half off. And while there, I did something I rarely do: I picked up a book I never heard of, by an author I never heard of, and bought it. And it was good!
The book is called Soulless, by Gail Carriger. The cover mentions that it's "a novel of vampires, werewolves, and parasols"; who wouldn't pick that up? "The Parasol Protectorate: Book the First"? Victorian England, vampires, werewolves, and an independent young lady who happens to have no soul? I had to open it. By page six, it was time to admit that I was charmed, and take it home.
And I did finish it before midnight. But not by much. I didn't want to put it down, which is surely a compliment. And happily, book the second comes out in March, and the third is scheduled for October. Rah!