a good news/bad news scenario for my readers
the book is coming along.
I started looking into Amazon digital publishing. It's either that or the sort of thing that FSP used. But I like the idea of having a Kindle book.
Have to figure out the legalities of using people's real names in a tell-all memoir. (read: I think I will need a lawyer)
don't know how much more blogging I'll be doing.
please continue sending your questions and comments and I will try to respond. I'll probably still see things on other blogs that inspire me to write here. For a while anyway.
the blog is not going anywhere. but I need to move on. when I can't even read that Dr. Brazen Hussy has job interviews without being jealous of her, or read the kind and encouraging comments from readers who say they hope I will get the job I want, it is time to stop torturing myself.
it's funny because one of the commenters asked why I don't have impostor syndrome about my ability to run a lab, like that was a bad thing. I thought that was weird and backwards.
but the truth is I am tired of living as a closeted blogger. Writing is one of the most rewarding things I do, I need it like air, but nobody knows I do it and nobody here knows this is me.
I kind of have impostor syndrome about being a writer, but it's backwards. It's closet fever.
so in the hopes of getting out of the writing closet, I am working on the book and plotting exit strategies.
thanks for your thoughtful input and continued participation over the years. it has been fun, and enlightening, and I'm pretty sure I wouldn't have made it this far in science without blogging and the support of the blogging community.
unfortunately, it looks like none of the sacrificing has paid off, and tenacity can't fix a certain amount of cumulative career damage.
so here I'll write what I often feel: maybe the most useful thing I've ever done for science was writing this blog.
good luck to you all