Will Write for Employment

April 12, 2012

As a still-unemployed person, I have signed up to receive multiple daily emails that aggregate job openings based on my chosen keywords. Most days, they’re pretty useless, though occasionally potential employment shines through – a job description that at least merits an application. But as I scanned my emails from ZipRecruiter and Simply Hired this morning, I started to wonder what criteria the algorithm used to determine which postings to…



It's a blog within a blog within a blog!
November 6, 2011

In order to achieve internet domination, I’ve been reliably informed that I should post something every day on this blog, which is a tall order when daily life is dull and I don’t particularly want to blog without something interesting to share.


Perchance to Dream

August 29, 2011

Probably because my brain never shuts down, my dreams are usually very detailed and insanely complicated, like any given episode of Moffat-era Doctor Who. A few nights ago, for example, I found myself in some gypsy woman’s RV taking part in a ritual to say goodbye to an old (but still very much alive) friend.


For Sale

August 11, 2011

This week my position at work was eliminated, so today is my last day. I leave on good terms, with no hard feelings, and no regrets. Unfortunately, I don’t have another income to fall back on – yet. With student loans and the lovely economic situation, I admit I’m a little scared. Though I’m confident I’ll find another job (hopefully a full-time position), I have no idea how long it…



Every time I find out that someone talented and mature is only my age, or younger, I want to throw things. Partly because I’m envious by nature, but mostly because it’s a warning sign: LOOK AT ME, NOW LOOK AT YOU, NOW BACK TO ME; WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR LIFE? (Yeah, I’m talking to you, Keira Knightly, you bitch.) I’m 25, I haven’t been nominated for an Oscar,…

January 26, 2011

In Defense of the Internship

A week or so ago (which, as you know, is an eternity in Craigslist years), someone proposed flagging all internship posts under ‘writing gigs’ as scams that should be removed.  I was so annoyed by that person’s presumption that I actually wrote a response, though I didn’t post it. The original post has since been flagged and removed, so how’s that for irony? The sheer number of posts on Craigslist…

April 27, 2009

From the Desk of a Producer's Assistant

Yesterday I started an internship with Craig Anderson Productions, and within a few hours, I knew that there were pearls of wisdom I just had to share.  One of my main tasks is script reading, but before it even gets to that point, I have to slog through the e-mail queries and log lines from hopefuls eager to send in their screenplays. That’s right: I decide who lives or dies….

April 8, 2009

There's Always a Catch

The dreaded complacency was taking hold again, and figuring that might have something to do with why I’m so goddamned bored with my life, I put a renewed effort into perusing the job market (I do so love the word ‘peruse.’)  And once again the search has done nothing but make me feel like I’m completely fucked. Here is what no one bothers to tell you about the entertainment industry:…

March 13, 2009


The other week I got a rejection from Barrelhouse – seven months after submitting a short story online.   While there are no official rules on turnaround time, standard industry protocol is about one to two months, longer only if otherwise stated by the journal/agent/your boyfriend. I nearly forgot about that submission.  With everything I’ve piled on my plate, short stories and journal submissions have been relegated to ‘appetizer’ status: fine…

February 6, 2009

Inactive, Sluggish, or Dull

Stagnant: 1. not flowing or running, as water, air, etc. 2. stale or foul from standing, as a pool of water. 3. characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement: a stagnant economy. 4. inactive, sluggish, or dull. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I defined this blog when I started out five months ago.  The chronicle of an early twenty-something’s attempts to find an agent for…

November 24, 2008