A quick note to say that I have finished my Doctor Who book! I hope to think about sending it to a publisher next week. I want to get some advice on sending submission letters, as my previous attempts (with articles rather than books) have not gone well. The last minute tidying of my prose style seems to have been a good idea, as I had a lot of unnecessary howevers, neverthelesses, indeeds and the like. I am now worrying that I have been too ruthless in purging them, of course (of courses were another culprit).
I also have a job interview next week, at a really weird place that I didn’t think would need a librarian, but I’m wary of saying too much here. I do have to give a five minute presentation, which I’m not looking forward to, but I guess it’s all good practise for CBT/working on self-esteem and social anxiety. It’s hard to believe I used to like public speaking, at least on some level.
Interesting thing: a couple in my shul (synagogue) are celebrating their fifty-second wedding anniversary this coming week. Now, I know that the husband is in his nineties, so he must have been nearly forty, or in his forties when he married. They have children too. I always feel that I have missed the marriage boat, or that if I do marriage, the marriage won’t last long before I die (yes, I’m morbid), or that we won’t be able to have children, so this is reassuring to me.
I’m not sure when I’ll be writing again, as it’s Shabbat (the Sabbath) soon and then we go into Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar and I don’t know if I will blog then. In the past I would have said, “Absolutely not,” but I find it harder to get into the right atmosphere when I feel depressed, paradoxically. It will probably depend on whether there’s anything I really feel I need to off-load.