Ever have good news drop in your lap, out of the blue, and it totally makes you day?
Hell, my good news has pretty much made my next month - easy.
I came back from a late lunch break yesterday to find a message slip on my desk. Please call so-and-so at library headquarters. Ohhhhkay.
Since this so-and-so works in collection development I figured she wanted to clarify a cataloging request one of my librarians made.
She offered me a job!
Long time readers of this blog might recall that back in September I interviewed for a new job and didn't get it. Guess what? I'm getting it now. There is going to be a retirement in the department and the person they hired over me is transferring into that vacant position. Which leaves me taking over for the person who got the job I wanted so badly.
What will I be doing? Buying adult fiction, 400s & 800s for a supa-large library system. For those of you not familiar with your Dewey Decimal - 400s are languages, 800s is literature. But who cares about that stuff - adult fiction! WooHoo baby!
This is the moment in my blog where I tell authors I'm now accepting bribes. Cash will do. Small denomations are preferable.
At this point I'm so excited I don't care that I was second best. However, I do think that my reader's advisory talks following my RWA Reno trip might have kept me in the back of their minds. God bless the genre anyway.
No word on when I'll actually start - probably not for at least another month. Good news for Wendy - maybe bad news for you all. My library stories should get a lot less surreal.