I got responses from five more organizations regarding their nomination in the Stage of Life writing contest! It is so awesome and empowering to see these organizations react so positively to their nominations—and to our mission. Love it!
Today I got my first awkward moment in blogger recruitment—I invited a blogger who was already blogging for Stage of Life! She was very nice about my invite, though, and even had a few questions for me. I also noticed that one of the bloggers I invited, but never received a response from, promoted Stage of Life on her blog! I wish I had known sooner—but it was still awesome to stumble across.
I began researching publishers that could work with a potential Stage of Life book (!). The task is daunting, but I am enjoying it so far. The publishing industry is so dense and tightly wound that it is like a science trying to figure out how to submit a manuscript… if the publisher even wants a manuscript from you. It will be interesting to see how this project turns out.
UPDATE: Since I am the best intern ever (read: I had a lot of time on my hands), I decided to write a very Allie Brosh sounding essay for Stage of Life. It was a lot of fun to write, and hopefully just as much fun to read!
I think I have just about given up researching publishers online; it is definitely something I am going to have to go to a bookstore to do. I never knew the publishing industry was this muddled and insane. I am sort of glad I am not working in it.
Hours worked: 5/45