Tuesday, August 05, 2008
It was fun to see Olvina and the astronauts in the same display -- they weren't shelved next to each other, but a quick (and temporary) move fixed that.
In the same bookstore, Grace and I also ran into someone who had been an editorial assistant at a big publishing company; mergers and layoffs had left her working in the bookstore. She's now planning to become a massage therapist.
Of course I'm always aware of how close to the edge most writers' and artists' lives are, but I'd imagined that editors' lives were more secure. Then I started thinking of how few editors I've ever met who are middle-aged, let alone old. Probably no one can comment on this, even anonymously, but it would be really interesting to know how secure in their jobs editors actually are -- or feel.