I've been meaning to write some things, but haven't gotten around to it. Work update: I'm still employed and am learning with each day. Everyone at the office is gearing up for the big convention in Anaheim in 2-3 weeks. I finished my article about the nascent years of the Stan Kenton National Stage Band camp. I spoke to two educators, Clem DeRosa and Ray Santisi, and Paul Erskine who went to the camp starting when he was 7. My other article should be published soon in Music Inc. about retailers in Texas. Aside from those articles I've been doing the news stories on downbeat.com every day and writing product summaries for Music Inc.
I will be going to the convention in California. My first work trip should prove to be exciting. I'll be gone for six days and, from what I've heard, the convention is sensory overload. I'm looking forward to my seemingly yearly voyage west. This trip won't solely be pleasure like my past trips.
With almost two months down, one to go, I'm somewhat unsure what the future has in store for me. I think I'm doing a good job. So we shall see if my contract gets picked-up. Otherwise it's back to the classifieds and Law and Order.
The publisher did tell me I'm doing a "great job" as he handed me a Christmas bonus check. I think I'm liked by most people in the office, so I got that going for me.
I'll hopefully write more tomorrow.