How was your weekend? Mine was busy–I ended up having to work for some of it, so no sallying forth for comics or crosswords (I had to have my sources help me out on that one).
The company I edit for/with has a president. And she called me, wanting to talk on the phone (this was yesterday).
She had mentioned getting on the phone if we needed to with an author that we’re both working with, so I knew she had a phone chat in mind–but it ended up being just the two of us.
We got down to business after she told me Virginia, where she is, got socked with 20 inches of snow and it wasn’t through yet.
(Even though we’ve spoken on the phone before, I still thought it was weird that I just had to say her name, and she knew who I was without me having to say it. Hmm).
Anyway, I updated her on the projects I’m working on with editing, and what-have-ya, and that was basically that. We went over some corrections for certain projects, she told me to get the manuscripts cleaned up and sent to their destinations.
She also reminded me of some changes that were going on with organizational things.
I didn’t have to stay up until past 9:00 last night or so working, but it’s worth it to me to have a day off and relax a little bit.
Which would be today. Me, breathing a huge sigh of relief for now.
Where’s the points about fiction writing, copywriting, and what-have-ya?
Well, in addition to fixing, we did talk about character motivation in one of the projects–something that I should have seen, or at least tried to see, looking back. That was a learning experience. It’s been hard at times for me to know when my areas of knowledge (fiction writing, managing, and kinda editing in this case), cross paths.
But they do.
Then again I should have realized it, because that’s one of the reasons why I started this blog in the first place–areas of knowledge (fiction and copy) that overlap and borrow from each other.
Oh well. Another learning experience on this wild ride called life.
Every situation is a learning experience–even if you’re talking to your boss, and she’s someone you’ve never actually met.
Keep your eyes, ears, and mind open and observant (I’ll be putting myself in spot #1 on the list of people I remind to do that).
Until next time,