Life of a Publishing Student -Week 10

Life of a Publishing Student -Week 10

This series follows my experience as a Publishing MA Student. With only two weeks left of the semester, deadlines are looming which means many early mornings in the library for me! You can catch up on weeks 8 and 9, here. This is what I got up to in week 10:

Nailing Down Major Project Ideas

This week I finally set down some proper structure for my major project. Dissertation classes have become much more practical and so it has made progress with my ideas a lot more productive. I had the chance this week to discuss my ideas with one of the lecturers who has experience in children’s publishing to help me collate my idea and get some feedback on it. I will definitely be spending most of the winter break working on this before semester 2 begins.

Disappointment, Deadlines and Distance

This week was a first for me. In that I got some feedback on an assignment for the first time on this course I was not exactly pleased with. I didn’t fail by any means. I just felt like I still could have done better and it really got me down for a few days. On top of the up and coming rush of deadlines, stress levels are through the roof which didn’t help. I’ve been trying to combat the side effects of stress by distancing myself from things that elevate it and put my health and well-being first.

Week 10 did bring something positive…

Some positive news though – I landed my first internship this week! Even better news is that it is paid. A lot of publishing internships are unpaid which can make it difficult to sustain a living working for free. I will be a social media intern for a publisher focusing mostly on Instagram. I’m super excited to put everything I have learned over the years into practice!

Next week: The course Christmas dinner takes place, editorial proposals are due and it’s one week until winter break!


  1. 2nd December 2019 / 7:28 PM

    Congratulations on the paid internship, Dominque! That’s really wonderful. Also, seeing your BUJO just makes me think about how much work I need to do on mine. I’ve let it go for too long and I’m excited to get it back into use. Have a wonderful week!

    • Dominique
      2nd December 2019 / 7:29 PM

      Thanks so much Shaye! <3

  2. thewolfandbooks
    2nd December 2019 / 8:13 PM

    Wowow! Look at you go. Sounds like you’re working really hard and will be so relieved to have that winter break soon, haha.

    • Dominique
      2nd December 2019 / 9:10 PM

      Thank you! Im SO looking forward to a break aha!

    • Dominique
      3rd December 2019 / 8:21 AM

      Thank you!

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