Well, it only took about another month, but I’m finally working. I had forgotten how much I love public library reference, but last week reminded me. I got to help a woman apply for a job, copy edit a Kenyan gentleman’s description of the community school he runs that is in need of donations, find a store selling orthopedic shoes for children, locate a book on how submarines work for an older man, and hand a copy of Roald Dahl’s Matilda to a couple kids who were very excited to read it. I can’t wait for my next shift, and I especially can’t wait to find a job where I get to do this every day instead of just a few shifts per week.
I’m also making progress on the writing front, as last night I finished what I am hoping is the final draft of a story I’ve been picking away at for over two years. I love this story, but it has given me more trouble than any story I’ve ever written before. It’s gone through about six different endings, and nothing ever seemed quite right…until now. I think I’ve finally got it, and that feeling makes two years of work worth it. I so hope this story finds a good home.