To Be Continued
As I've been working on Passion for Dogs a topic that I've wanted to write about came to my mind yet again. I didn't know how to approach this topic previously because I was keeping my own writing career and publish careers separate. And then life happened.
By that I mean, I moved from Yeongju, South Korea to Seoul. Actually, I live in Gwacheon but after I exit my apartment building, turn right and walk five paces I'm in Seoul. The housing change was accompanied by a position change. I actually was offered two positions in the same week. I had a choice between working at Gangnam public schools or for a private academy, also known as a hogwon, though in the my case the its not quite that simple.
The plus side of working for Gangnam public schools was the high pay, the hours and being able to return to writing and publishing hobby. My previous position at the Yeongju English Center left little free time for those things.
But the private academy contracts with local governments to run English centers. More importantly there is room for advancement with in the company-- I've gone as far as I can as an ESL teacher and unless I can make a living wage writing and/or publishing (ha, ha, ha) I need a real career. So I chose the later. The good news is that the new position came with a quiet, well managed office and all the things go smoothly. However, a career move comes with little free time.
If you don't know over forgotten GGP was a direct result of the free time that can come from working in the public schools. By this I mean I was bored so I was like, I'll start a publishing company. It will be easy. Ha!
So that's where I'm at personally. Working hard and hoping for a promotion into the curriculum department. This has been a great big digression from the writing point I wanted to talk about.
To be continued....