While I’ve been rather busy over the past week or two, I’m still on the hunt for additional and/or better work than what I have now. There are still lots of jobs being posted, but some of them are repeats (across different job boards and occasionally within the same), and oh so many of them are above my current skill and experience level. The job market is still horrendous from where I’m sitting, and it’s probably a bad thing that I’ve gotten used to rejection. I probably mentioned the office-minion job with a local publisher that I had been contacted about – things kept coming up, and I’m still waiting for a call or email that Madam Editor said she’d be dropping me. I may try sending her another email in the morning, and if she doesn’t respond I may have to give that up as a lost cause, much as it breaks my heart.
Lunacon was fun this past weekend. Attendance was down a bit from last year, probably due at least in part to the economy. This year’s Guests of Honor are great folks, and I look forward to reading more by Lawrence M. Schoen and possibly collecting more of Rachael Mayo’s art as the opportunities arise. I’m sad that I had to miss Eric “In the Elevator” Zuckerman’s interview session, but I’m sure I’ll find the video(s) on YouTube or his website later on. Also, next year’s Guests of Honor have been officially announced, and I’m proud to be able to post it here: Author John Ringo (insert my happy dance here), Artist Howard Tayler, and Young Adult Author Tamora Pierce!