Wednesday, July 01, 2009

to all my Interns out there

Breaking Onion news! "Summer Intern Already Forgotten"

I'd like to dedicate this post to all my summer interns, and also to The Intern.

This very special article comes to me via Inara.

12 comments:

Silicon Valley Diva said...

Oh my gosh! Gotta love the Onion. Too funny, and yet, so very sad LOL.

JES said...

Haha! oh, the people you work with must... must... must have opinions about you.

I note that the article first appeared in 2006. By now its subject has probably finished his coursework and worked his way up to the coveted position as That Crazy Neighborhood Guy Who Sits in Washington Square All Day Scribbling Illegibly in a Composition Book. Up life's ladder!

Kim Kasch said...

Poor Craig Klein . . . or was it Calvin. . .or Don, maybe Dan. . .

JenniferWriter said...

Haha thanks for sharing. And thank you for introducing me to the Intern. Now I can have girl crushes on both of you. My day has brightened considerably.

Anonymous said...

Hi! I'm sort of an isolated wanna-be and I have a question!

My agent submitted my manuscript to six different (big) publishing houses on June the fifth... and now...it's been almost a month and I haven't heard anything! A rejection would be welcome at this point just so I would know I exist somewhere.

Does anyone know if this is a good thing (maybe I'm making the rounds to the board) or a bad thing (no one is reading my novel because it's buried under a stack as tall as the empire state building)?

Any advice would be so...eaten alive. Thanks.

moonrat said...

Anon--honestly it's still a little early. Your agent will probably give it another week before following up. Worth talking through with your agent, though, re: strategy. 1 month is kind of the magic submission number, a good time for follow-up. You can drop your agent an email to casually ask about his/her timeframe for following up, and just say you wanted to be on the same page.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I'm going to pretend you gave me permission to email my agent next week. I was afraid to contact him and ask questions for fear that he might see how nuerotic I actually am.

Hmmm...I wonder how long I can keep that a secret?

moonrat said...

ALL authors are neurotic. you can't help yourself!! no secrets there ;) but don't go around feeling alone.

Rebecca Knight said...

Hehehehe, well at least Moonie said it first ;).

THE INTERN blog cracked me up! And horrified me! All at the same time. Thanks for the link!

Vacuum Queen said...

That is sad, pathetic, and hilarious all at the same time.

Just goes to show that interns might as well grab as much dirt as they can because nobody will suspect them of anything.

WendyCinNYC said...

I love THE INTERN blog. She's hilarious.

THE INTERN said...

HAHAHA! INTERN delighted and touched. Thanks, moonrat.

Perhaps INTERN should take to hanging around in front of the building security cameras so she can later prove she was actually there :)