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Friday, May 31, 2013

My Future

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.


  1. Whatever you decide to do, Traci, I'm sure you'll rock! Best wishes in all your future publishing endeavors! Cheers!

  2. Creative professionals tend to want to do so many things. Sometimes it's hard to decide which is right, or how to be truly effective at multiple endeavors. You're doing the right thing by thinking long and hard and doing lots of research. Best of luck on whichever path you choose.

    1. I know the general direction I want to go in. I know for sure I want to work in publishing, but there are so many interesting areas of publishing that people don't realize is there, so I am still exploring my options.