When my to-do pile is far too large and the days far too short, it's easy to lose sight of the big picture. It happens to everyone. We get so caught up in all that has to be done, we forget how fun it is to do those things. (Am I right?)
So yesterday I sat down and made a list of the cool things I get to do as an editor to bring back the big picture. And wouldn't you know it, that list seemed like it would make for a good blog post too. So here it is ... My Awesome Job.
- I get to read all day! (Right now, I'm digging into narrative nonfiction, so I'm reading all the Erik Larson I can get my hands on. So good!)
- I get to make books for kids, and sometimes I actually get to see them reading—and loving—those books. (My son's 2nd grade classroom has the First Facts Really Scary Stuff books that I edited. Apparently they are the hit of the class right now.)
- I get to write articles and choose images for the coolest database around ... PebbleGo. It's not glamorous, and it's actually pretty challenging. But when we hear how schools are using it to get young kids researching on a safe site, it's a great reminder that what we do matters.
- I get to play on Pinterest and YouTube, looking for new ideas for all kinds of books (and sometimes supper recipes). By the way, Capstone is on Pinterest. Check us out!
My list is actually longer than this, but you get the idea. I'm pretty lucky to get to do what I love every day. What things do you love about your job?
Senior Editor, Capstone Nonfiction