Since this IS supposed to be a log of my attempt at a professional writing career, I suppose I should mention I’ve joined The Association of Writers and Writing Projects and will be attending the 2018 conference in Tampa taking place from March 7-10. This is my first writing conference, so I’m not sure what to expect, but I’m hoping I can meet some people in the industry. I’ve been poring over the panels to figure out what I want to attend. I’ll try to keep this blog updated.
As for how my career is going otherwise, I’m making preparations to submit In the Way of All Flesh directly to some publishers. I want someone to proofread it first, so I’m currently trying to select the best service. Right now, I’m waiting to get a sample edit back.
I’m continuing work on my superhero novel and the online writing group I’ve started is going reasonably well. I’m also going to try to be more involved with my local writing community through the local bookstore, Malaprops. I hope to go to a panel being hosted there this Friday and to continue going to events from now on.
As for the other career possibilities, I’m still working as an ESL teacher for 51talk, but I’m also in the process of interviewing/training with a new ESL teaching company. I’m making preparations to apply for a teaching or assistant position at AB Tech community college (ideally for something English-related).
Slowly but surely, things are moving forward. All I can do is try my best.