Dark Magic is At Work

The past week or so I’ve kinda slacked on writing new blog posts and I’ve been conspicuously absent from most social media platforms (except for the inimitable Instagram, which is by far my favorite anything of 2012—follow me at “jayfingers“). The reason for this is because I’ve started a new day job.

Yes, it’s true. Even soon-to-be-published authors have to find a way to supplement their income somehow. Shit, Anthony Trollope wrote forty-seven novels while working for the post office. So, ain’t no shame in my game. Give me the steady check while I pursue my dream, thank you very much.

And for those of you who were aware of my office hustles, I’m still in the same line of work only I’m in a situation that’s better for me all around—financially, professionally, and creatively.

That’s right, I’m still a fashion copywriter.

Only instead of writing about designer toy-influenced T-shirts or discounted duds for kids and toddlers, I’m writing about contemporary luxury brands. Some of the names that have already come across my desk so far include Gucci, Fendi, Ferragamo, and Dolce & Gabbana. Needless to say, I’ve seriously got to step up my fashion knowledge.

Fairchild's Dictionary of Fashion

So that’s where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. My new co-workers are awesome people and they’ve been helping me out tremendously. They even lent me a copy of Fairchild’s Dictionary of Fashion, which is proving quite valuable in my crusade to write about cashmere knits and surplice necklines.

Another awesome thing about my new job is the variety of coffees available to us in the break room. They’d gotten a new Keurig brewing machine right before I started, and you better believe I make the most of that bad boy. At least two cups a day. At least. The flavor I’ve become partial to is Dark Magic, which has also become a nickname-of-sorts as I am the only person of color on the copywriting team. And before any of you cry foul, I have wholeheartedly embraced the “Dark Magic” moniker. In fact … no, never mind. I’m getting ahead of myself. I’ll save that little nugget for later.

So, Dear Readers, that’s what’s been happening with me. But rest assured, as I gain traction in my new position and become more comfortable, I will be posting again with some semblance of regularity.

Oh, what’s that? You want to congratulate me on the new gig? Please, by all means do so in the comments below. And feel free to let me know what’s happening with you as well! #iCare. :)

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