A Short Month, but an Exhausting One!

September was pretty exhausting! Due to a reshuffle at a magazine I work for, I was unexpectedly placed in a different role: copyediting rather than proofing. When I used to work for the Pacific Sun in San Rafael, I envied the copy editor’s position and wondered if I could do her job. Well, I can now see why she was so incredibly focused and absorbed in her work! I love learning new things: there are always one or two things that jump out at me in every issue, and I’m like, “Wow!” But the workflow moves so fast that my memory tends to be wiped after each issue is put to bed.

Talking about events moving fast, impeachment is now on the horizon! Thank God we’re getting somewhere. At the same time, there is a gravity to the situation that can’t be denied. This was a strange week of ultra-fast breaking news: reading the Whistleblower Complaint while simultaneously watching Acting DNI Maguire testify in front of Congress and then going downstairs to work on deadlines… I can no longer remember what exactly happened when, just that the president’s “men” are unraveling (Giuliani’s mental state is frightful to behold), and the whistleblower will soon be testifying in private session to the Intel Committee.


Image by Chris Britt.

I signed up for a year of digital access to the Washington Post in a sort of angry reaction to the New York Times‘s blunder in revealing that the whistleblower is a C.I.A. officer, among other missteps. They have lost their way, but the huge amount of cancellations they apparently got this week should have sent them a sharp message. We’ll see. I like the idea of reading the paper of Woodward & Bernstein when this president’s time is finally up. Hillary Clinton this week pointedly called him “a corrupt human tornado.”

These are incredibly stressful times. Buckle up!


About Gabriella West

Author of LGBT historical fiction and contemporary queer romance. Copyeditor/proofreader.
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2 Responses to A Short Month, but an Exhausting One!

  1. Liz Adams says:

    How did I not know you have a blog? This has to be remedied. How do I follow? Can’t seem to find any prompts.


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