UPDATED 2/13/10. I’ve been so excited about my bourgeoning career that I couldn’t even find time to blog for over a week!
Here is the official news: I’ve been hired as the “Assistant to the Art Department” at G. P. Putnam’s/Philomel (a part of Penguin Young Readers Group). I’ll be working with/under the same wonderful folks for whom I interned this summer. I get my OWN spring intern (ha!). And I start part-time on Tuesday, with the expectation to go full-time in May.
If you had asked me two weeks ago, this is the best “dream” scenario I could have made up. I get to work on books that I’ve always loved, with co-workers that I already adore, at one of the best publishing houses in the world. For a salary.
What does this mean for the blog? Well, I’m still moving onward and upward, and an entry-level job doesn’t mean that I won’t still be pursuing my dreams. So – let me just say it now – this is my PERSONAL blog. Any opinions, thoughts or feelings shared on it do not reflect the views of my employers, work contacts or publishers. Especially Penguin. Hows that for a disclaimer?
Anyway, it’s been a lot of hard work and some perfect timing, but I could not be more excited to start, and more grateful to the people in my life who helped me get here. Please forgive me my periods of gushing!