Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Happiness is A New Book

What a great feeling. I joined a national editorial association last week (EFA, if you must know). I also got registered and started a copyediting class, which has been a blast. I got new editions of great reference books. And signed a new contract for developmental editing on a short story.

Not bad for a middle-aged woman who's weathered a big fat life transition. Not bad for any old body, for that matter.

One of the most wonderful feelings I've felt in a while is realizing how much knowledge I had ready to pull up for this new approach to an old skill. Another wonderful feeling is that I've forgotten a huge amount, too, and that I have the means to pick that and more back up again.

I've also done a lot of reading lately. One of those things was quite a directional compass item, so I printed it out.  It was a recommendation: "Immerse yourself in whatever you decide to do. Quit worrying about your choices." It's now watching over me as I work at this sweet little desk.

Life is good.

1 comment:

  1. Sounds wonderful!... Best wishes in this new adventure. And thanks for the inspiring quote... I needed that!


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