Starting to work on this collection has been constantly surprising me.
I want to post, with modest amazement, about all the talent I’ll get to work with, which is something I always jealously read editors posting, but mostly I’m angrily amazed at the weirdly mis-targeted resumes I’m getting. I mean, I’m not asking for resumes at all, but sure, send it along if you think it’s important.
I definitely wasn’t expecting all the generic form letters applying for writing gigs (First place to the guy who said he was inspired to apply for POSITION because of COMPANY’s outstanding reputation in the industry.), and I’m not entirely sure that everyone who applied had read the posting. There are a lot of Dear Sir letters, or promises of SEO-friendly articles on any keyword. I mean, it’s not like I’ve even offering a lot of money, where it would make sense to apply even
There are people who submit work, and email angrily a few hours later to ask why I’ve not responded yet, and some who seek out my personal email because their question is too important to go to the inbox I’ve set up for this project. The whole thing is terribly confusing for my impostor syndrome, dealing with entitlement as a potential editor, when I tend to approach all opportunities nervously. Is this for me? Am I any good at this? Am I wasting everyone’s time with my silly questions? So it’s definitely a learning experience for me.
Anyway, right now I have four pieces that are delightful and amazing and I can’t wait to share them with you, and a few more in the process of editing. I also have about a hundred SEO-optimized pieces on generalized gaming, and a thousand spun articles with gaming-related keywords, so there’s that.