Lately I've been getting hints from the universe that maybe editing isn't the field for me. I still really want to go into publishing, but this is making me look around to see what other aspects of publishing interests me. Right now I am thinking of doing more research into marketing, pr, and becoming a lit agent. These are all areas that intrigued me before, but now I may put more emphasis on researching those.
I also have been looking into the NYU Publishing Institute and the Columbia Publishing Center. Both of those programs are prestigious and hard to get into, but from what I understand, if you do get in, it is well worth the money. I have read so many interviews where people give those two programs the credit of helping them get a career in the field. This makes me want to apply to the program so bad. The problem is it is a year away and do I spend that time twiddling my thumbs then participate in the program or keep trying to get a job and maybe getting a job and not able to go to the program that (if accepted) I would have already paid a few hundred dollars for.
On the bright side of things, yesterday I started my second internship and it seems like I will be getting so much hands on experience. The skills I will be learning there will be invaluable to my future. I can't wait to really sink my teeth into this program. I already love the job and my boss.
For now though, I am going to try and network more and get my feet wet in the industry a little more.