Friday, November 16, 2007


I love my job.

It's 6:07 on a Friday night and I have a total RUSH because I just finished up a transmittal for a project with a complicated art program. I don't know WHY but it feels so good to be rushing around and working late and finishing a huge project.

I don't know why I do this on Friday nights, either. That's the way things tended to go at my last company, with the Asses all running around like crazy late into Friday nights to make sure the packet was with Production by 9 am Monday. But here, there's no one pressuring me but me. But this is not the first time I've found myself getting a huge rush out of kick-starting my weekend like this.

Yesterday, I had wrote a rather grueling ed memo for one of my special books. I love it and it will be fabulously successful (cross fingers!) when it's ready, but the first draft I saw from the author needed some real work. The author and I had a chat about it and I think we're on the same page.

At the end of the phone call, I asked, "How are you, though? Are you ok?"

"I'm ok," she answered.

"Are you... daunted?" I asked.

"A little," she said. "But have to say I still think you're a wunderkind."

Luckily this whole call was over the phone so she couldn't see how red I got. "I'm still fooling you, then," I said.

"I guess you must be," she said.

I do I do I do love my job, I do. I'm so galvanized I might go have another tussle with my designer now!!

Have an awesome Friday night!


Kaytie M. Lee said...

That's awesome. You're clearly in the right place, at least for the moment.

Cheers to you!

Maria said...

Having a job where you don't mind and actually ENJOY working late on a Friday night? Priceless, yes?

angelle said...

you're so cute sometimes.

Susanne said...

glad to hear you're happy. i'm gonna miss you!

Ello said...

What a great story! And i bet you are a terrific editor and any author would be luck to have you!

jalexissmith said...

"had wrote"? RATATAT! I am SO beeping everytime you say "like" from now on. Glad to hear you are happy right now :) Miss you! See you in a week, I hope!!

jalexissmith said...

and you are the #2 google hit for sushi karaoke publishing now!

Colorado Writer said...

Yay for you!

Church Lady said...

Have a great weekend also!!

moonrat said...

wow, "had wrote" is pretty bad. what can i say. it was like 6 on a friday ("beep").

Lisa said...

You really make my day sometimes. All writers should be so lucky to have and editor who is just as passionate about the work as you are. In general, do you think most editors love what they do, or are you an anomaly?

Lisa said...

"an" editor

that was a typo (blush)

moonrat said...

i think people get jaded.

i work with two other pretty young editors, and all three of us are pretty much like me. is that maybe because we're still a little starry-eyed? i don't know. there's downsides of having a young editor, too, of course... for example, i have to seriously work to keep my "enthusiasm" from becoming "goofy overzealousness" (plus there's, you know, decades of experience that other people have over me...).

i do think it's important that your editor really, really loves your book.

btw have you seen some of my pretty awesome typos lately?