Monday, November 06, 2006

[Thoughts] The real world looms

And so the time when I leave education looms (again).

The last time this happened, I was more than happy to see where the world took me. But now I'm getting to that point where I'm supposed to be all grown up; I'm supposed to know where I'm going. To hell with supposed to! Where do I WANT to go?

I want to work for a book publisher. A publisher that publishes books I like. Not a publisher that publishes B2B books on drills or insoles. Well, when I say I want to work for... , I mean if I have to work, I'd work for... Lottery win is way up on my list of priorities.

The most important matter for me, when I finish college, is to leave my current job before I get stuck there until I'm 30. The very idea of being there this time next year, or even in six months, is enough to give me the shakes. Once I finish college, it's the only thing holding me where I am.

Who knows, I might even start to seriously start thinking about going public with some poetry, or at least letting a few more 'real life' people know about it. Another bridge to cross at some point in my not-so-restricted future.

So. Here's to just over two months of hard slog until I can do whatever the hell I like (even if, technically, doing my MA is what I like to!).


At 28 November 2006 at 13:49 , Blogger Chris said...

Before you're 30? Kid's these days. ;-)

Plenty of B2B publishing jobs out there - check out the Guardian media pages - but very little in the way of fiction publishers, like Gollancz, etc.

Editorial assistants are notoriously under-paid, especially when you consider they're based in the City of London.

I'm still doing this as a hobby - jacking in the day-job is a scary prospect...

Good luck with the last two months - but do get your poetry out there.

At 10 December 2006 at 21:28 , Blogger Pooky said...

Getting poetry out there is a scary prospect, but one I'm seriously considering, although I have no idea where to start - besides the wonderful interweb. I'll be looking into it though once I've finished college.

Aim high I always say, what's life without a little disappointment? Least it gives me something to write about :D


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