Tuesday, January 17, 2006

I'll Be Bach

Just a quick note to let you know that I'm still alive. I've become one of those bloggers that falls off the virtual landscape once the job search begins in earnest. The editor from the Globe West wrote me back and politely told me that the news business is a hard one to break into, and that I should consider trying out a smaller newspaper to learn the structure of a news story, and to determine if I am truly a news person. I was relieved to hear something back at all; there is nothing worse than no reply.

We went to New York and visited with some old friends, and really had a nice time.

I'm submitted to several companies, and there seems to be opportunity all around me. I'm interviewing well as long as I hold the expectorating to a minimum. My nose is in the study material.

I miss writing, but my wife and I have been bouncing around an idea for a novel that might just have some legs. It has potential, more than most of my half baked inspirations that are no more than a single scene in my head.

I'll be back my friends.


Jada's Gigi said...

Good luck on the interviewing and on the novel....See ya when you get back.

Eve said...

He's probably right - I enjoyed the short time that I wrote for a small town newspaper.
You sound pretty optimistic - good. Glad things are going well. Good luck with the book.

Moni said...
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Moni said...

Ah well it's the Globe's loss. ;) I like the idea of you and your wife writing a novel, is she a writer too?

That would be very cool if you two could write a novel. :)

Shesawriter said...

Good luck, Scott. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.


oneseeks said...

Scott, my best wishes are with you. During this 'puter' hiatus consider an article for a magazine...I'm CERTAIN you can sell...ANY money is better than none.

How about a 'How To' for your programming platform of choice?

magnetbabe said...

Don't worry about not updating too often. Take care of yourself above all. I'll still check back often!

Sadie Lou said...

We miss you! Good luck on both the job search and the book!

Miranda said...

:) Thanks for the update, Scott. As another one of those bloggers, I wish you luck.

I'll be back when you're back!

Kathleen said...

It was nice of the Globe editor to get back with you, and writing for a small newspaper might be more fun anyway. More human interest stuff?

Good luck with all the irons you have in that fire!

The Zombieslayer said...

Yeah, hope your novel goes well. Our last model was 1920s. I have a fetish for the 1920s, but unfortunately, not everyone does.

Keep us posted on how it goes. I hope you get a good agent for it.