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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Awesome Update

Hey, folks! So you may have noticed as of late, that I have not had a proper post in a good long while. Lately, I've been feeling the pressure of adulthood and wistfully pining for the days when I rarely bathed and my worst problem was not being able to decide what to buy from the ice cream man (or as we call him around these parts "Mr. Ding-a-ling").

And what, you may ask, is so all fired important? Well, as I may have mentioned before, I am in the midst of trying to find a new and better paying job. I have been scouring job search engines and sending my resume out like a fiend. Also, I took the county civil service exam for a position at the Schenectady County Department of Social Service, or in lay man's terms, "welfare office".

And my Kia Spectra LS is kaput, I decided not to sink another penny into that dying piece of shit. Which then forced me to purchase a new, or new to me rather, vehicle. I am now the proud owner of a 2002 Honda Accord XL, navy blue leather interior sunroof and 6 CD changer. Swaaaaaanky!!!! Unfortunately, I now have a car payment of 160/month but at least I don't have to worry about breaking down somewhere.

Now I can devote more time to my fiction writing. I started a new short story but the way it's developing, it's now a novel. My publishing friend has encouraged me to send out my last short story for publication. Any pointers on how to go about doing so?

I also promise not to bitch and complain so much and return to my awesome grrly self.


Lilseed said...

How awesome that you have time to focus on your writing! Good luck with the publication. :)

Dijea said...

Yea! Congratulations on the writing.

metalchick666 said...

I've been wondering where you've been!

Leslie said...

Hi! Congrats on the new car. A $160 car payment is nothing, at least not here in CA. ;)

I would suggest getting your hands on a copy of the latest Writer's Market and researching different magazines. The more research you do, the better you'll be at weeding out those publications that are not likely to accept your story (based on genre, etc.). Good luck with that, and you can email me if you have any questions -

phairhead said...

thanks everyone!

yes metalchick, I am back and completely awesome : )

les, if i get stuck i'll e-mail you.

Albany Jane said...

Hooray for new car! Sometimes you just can't pony up to keep a dying car going. Sounds awesome!

Smirking Cat said...

My first car was a Honda. I adored it!

phairhead said...

well, albany jane it was either a car or shiny new scooter ;)

yeah yeah honda is totally solid ride