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26 August 2016 @ 01:26 am
Dipping my toes back in  

I just got back from a really long commute because Manila becomes even crazier when there's rain involved. Can't really sleep, so now I'm dredging up old online haunts and trying to see if any of them can put me to sleep.

I guess that last sentence is a little bit of a lie since none of my old online haunts have managed to survive past the naughts. Friendster is...I don't even know what it's become. Multiply is now an online merchant thing, and I wasn't even that attached to my Blogger account anyway. So I really didn't have any choice but to go to Livejournal.

I've actually been meaning to start blogging here again, as my book blog -- barely updated -- doesn't seem like the most appropriate place to write about the little bits and bobs of my life that doesn't revolve around books. And since this whole site is practically a ghost town now, I feel like I can be more real. Or something.

I've recently started a new job - my third one in 15 years. It's an entirely different field from what I'm most accustomed to, and for a while there I was deathly afraid that I would be unable to handle it and find myself once again flung out onto the streets with not a cent to my name. But it's been a really good three weeks on the job, and I'm feeling a bit more positive about my prospects in the corporate jungle once again.

Since the last time I was here, I've also managed to birth two books -- one nonfiction and one fiction. One of them sold...well? I think? But I didn't get any royalties from it because I did it as part of my former job. And I have no freaking idea what the sales situation is with the other one. But there I am in your neighborhood Filipino bookstore!

This Sunday, I'm supposed to talk about my process and how aspiring YA authors can write for a "diverse and discriminating" audience. In true tristantrakand fashion I am delying this until the very last minute so I can once again make a fool out of myself in front of probably dozens of complete strangers.
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