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Wednesday’s WIP: Anniversaries

Number7Seven years ago today, I returned to full-time (M-F, 9-5) employment, in a writing-intensive staff job at The City University of New York.

Happy anniversary to me!

This seems to be an appropriate moment to revisit a post from two years ago (day-job anniversary #5), in which I shared a list of day-job benefits that included–but went beyond–the stable paycheck, health insurance, and retirement account. So many of you commented so wonderfully on that post, so why not give it another look?

In other news, the February issue of The Practicing Writer went out at the end of last week, marking the conclusion of 10 full years of the newsletter’s publication and the beginning of Year 11. Happy anniversary to all of us on that one! And thank you all for being part of my writing practice!

P.S. Not an anniversary, but another highlight of this last week: my second book review for The Washington Post. See what I had to say about Elisabeth de Waal’s The Exiles Return.

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  1. Happy anniversaries indeed, Erika – and a great big thank you for the tremendous work you do for writers and for writing. Bless you!

  2. Happy Anniversary Erika. I’ve been following you for over a year and always look forward to seeing your name in my in box.

    I hope to see you at AWP.

    Congrats!

    Meryl Peters

    • Thank you so much, Meryl! Sadly, I’m not going to AWP this year. But I do hope to get to next year’s gathering in Minneapolis (a little bit closer!).

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