Awesome news ahead. Be warned.
So, last week I finished writing/reading my book! I am declaring it done! And, while it should probably take a trip to a proper editor eventually, I'm afraid to send it off to one 'cause I don't want to work on it anymore/I don't want to see what needs fixing. *ducks*
And today I finished making a more than satisfactory cover. So, tomorrow, I'm taking it all formatted and stuff down to Powell's books to get it printed on their Espresso Book Printing Machine thing.
I'm super excited to actually have a real paper-back copy of my book in hand instead of a massive stack of 400+ white copy paper. I'm not sure if I'll read it in its new form or if I'll set it aside for a year or so to settle...but regardless, I'm so happy to be at this stage of writing. I started this thing late November 2007 and it's had so many different takes, it's such a relief it finally settled into its final mode.
And on another awesome news note
I GOT A REAL ACTUAL JOB!! Not an animal contract job or an internship BUT AN ACTUAL JOB!
Value Village decided to take me into their family. I start part-time with maybe a day a week (but it kinda sounds like it's a FULL day.), but that's fine. Anything to start with!! I go in Saturday to make it official.
Praise God someone's finally hired me! And just in time, too, I hope. Kumoricon's in 4 months and I hardly have anything ready, let alone money for the hotel (though, if we can't afford it, that's fine, we'll just drive), but the hotel would be nice to stay in.
We'll see what happens.