A look at the Guardian
jobs website shows that there are a reasonable number of jobs I could just about throw myself at with some credibility at the moment; and given that the money is running out. There are a few editing jobs which, while they have nothing to do with history, I could try for; but I'm in the middle of clearing lots of decks at the moment - the biggest obstacle being the paper I'm giving at the colloquium next month - and I'm really loath to add to the burdens I've got by spending ages on more job applications, particularly as there's one I've decided to go for on the basis that I am qualified for it though it would mean moving away nearly 200 miles, and the job is only for 21 months. I really, really do take too much time over job applications (though nowhere near the week it took me to write the successful TGW application in 1999). But I feel confident that I could present myself as the bearer of transferable skills outside the editing of a reference work that is only revised on a grand scale once a century; but I plan to finish the book proposal and earn some pocket money (because that's all I'll be able to manage) this week, and I've got the ball rolling on some more TGW freelancing I'd taken away with me when I left in September.
Meanwhile, in broadcasting, a hurrah. I hope ITV Play never comes back
, and others with similar formats go too, though 'interactivity' on shows like Dancing on Ice
is fairly harmless, unless there's some deception I've missed.Edit:
I can't have been that morose, despite the icon, as I've cheered up making Doctor Who
-related comments to my previous post.