Well, I start my 4-week internship at Truro Daily News (Truro, Nova Scotia) tomorrow. I’m a little nervous but I’m excited about what I’ll be able to learn, the people I’ll get to meet and the stories I’ll get to do.

My music website (officially named East Coast Overture) has a home now at http://eastcoast-overture.com. It also has a blog where I’m going to document the progress I’m making on the site (or lack thereof). Also, it gives me a place to blab about music. And that’s always fun.

So, if any East Coast music fans from Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, PEI or Newfoundland are reading this and want to write some stuff or help out with the website in some way, let me know and we’ll arrange something.

My newest myUsearch article was published last Friday: Online Degrees Now Accepted by Employers. It was written on very short notice but I’m pretty happy with how it turned out.

I recently submitted two more articles into The Buzz for the editor’s consideration. One article is about a young woman who is the editor of an independently-published community arts magazine and the other is about an upcoming scrapbooking club. I think the latter was the better written of the two, personally, and I have a good feeling about it this time.

No, I haven’t heard back about either (yet) and yes, I submitted the articles on the last day possible but that’s not my fault. Well, for the most part- things just worked out that way. Fingers crossed!!

Oh my!

August 16, 2008

Now, I hope I’m not jumping the gun here since something like this once happened before… but I can’t help it. I’m just too excited. I’m not gonna go into details right now, but I will say this:

There is a good chance that I’m going to be published in a magazine.

Oh, my, yes.

Listening To: Alina Simone – Day Glow Avenue

I emailed the editors at Mookychick this morning about an article idea. They got back to me right away- they want me! Plus, I told them about that interview I did with Amanda Palmer for Jill Pushed Jack and they said they would publish it this Wednesday! They’re also interested in the interview I did with Florida tattoo artist Deana Lippens. Good stuff!

I’m glad that the work I did on Jill Pushed Jack isn’t going to waste. I’m sure some of the articles won’t ever see the light of day again but what I can get published elsewhere, I’ll be happy with.

I’m not going to unveil the article I’m writing for Mookychick just yet. I’ll just wait until it’s published and then post the link. I should likely work on that and send it in tomorrow, as tomorrow is my day off. I haven’t heard from the myUsearch people in a couple days so I’m guessing I won’t need to work on any articles there for a few days. I just sent one in late last week, so I’m fine there.

I’m quite excited about this. It’s not a paying gig- but that’s not the point. Published is published. Plus, the site is amazing. I can’t believe I hadn’t stumbled on it before yesterday.

I fully intend on having one of the most impressive résumés in my Journalism class when I start in September. I think being in a room of writers might spark the competitiveness in me. Actually, maybe that competitiveness is already awake, since I don’t even know any of my classmates yet and I already want to be appear better than them. Does that make me ambitious or obnoxious?