Saturday, May 5, 2012

Why I'll be back soon

As many of you know, since I've blogged about it a few times, I'm uhh ... kinda ridiculously busy at the moment. I don't have free time. This blog post is eating into time when I should be editing a short story for one of my internships.

I don't have time for blogging. I don't have time for writing. I don't have time for reading (unless it's a manuscript for my other internship).

The whole reason I decided to get into publishing in the first place was because of my love of the above things. I've decided something needs to change.

The thing is, I really enjoy both of my internships, and I get a lot of really good and valuable experience from them. The one part of my life that isn't making me happy at the moment is my job. Sure, it's in a publishing company, but... that's not enough.

Here's what I knew when I decided I was going to change industries: I'd have to start at the bottom, and I'd have to do some jobs I wasn't particularly fond of in order to get to where I wanted to be. What I hoped was that, while doing the jobs I wasn't fond of, I would get some sort of development, exposure to the types of jobs I wanted to do. Growth.

I'm not currently getting any of that in my job. The experience I get from my internships I value far more than what I get from my job (I don't want to be an administrator, I want to be an editor in a trade publishing company). But I can't keep doing it all.

So I quit my job.

From the 25th of May I will no longer be a publishing assistant. I will still be an intern at Entangled reading slush and writing manuscript assessments. I will still be an intern at Aurealis editing short stories and preparing the magazine for ePub. I love both of them. I will still be a student.

I will be a writer, blogger and reader again.

I'll be back!


  1. Definitely is nice when you can work toward a goal or doing something you love rather than just for a paycheck.

    Wishing you the best in your endeavors. : )

    1. Thanks Kimberlee. Yea, I feel pretty lucky to have the opportunity to be able to pursue my goal. :)

  2. Thanks for share! I went and had a look through both. You have a marvelous goal...!

  3. That is awesome, Sari. I hope this doesn't affect anything important (like in a bad way) and I'm glad that you're happy and that we'll be seeing your lovely face again soon!

    PS. I voted on your poll, but I think I clicked the wrong one... is there a way to fix that?

    1. Thanks Brooke! I'm lucky in that I have a boyfriend who can (and is willing) to support my while I get my career on track, so I'll be fine. :)

      I don't think I can delete votes on the pole but you're welcome to vote more than once (if it will let you).

  4. Good for you! It's important to have goals, and it's important to enjoy getting there too. Go you! :)

    Good luck with getting back on track. I look forward to seeing you back later on. No one needs a manic life. Have fun :)

  5. That's a gutsy decision. I hope you get what you need from your internships.

  6. Hi! My mission...which I chose to accept...was to continue to visit as many A to Z Challenge participants as I could even after the challenge is over because I didn't want to miss out on any great bloggers out there! Lovely blog...good luck with the rest of the year and I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    Donna L Martin