OLL Interns @ Mon, 2010-05-03 15:47
For most NaNoWriMo participants, the Office of Letters and Light is a mythical place, on par with Hogwarts and that treehouse the Keebler elves live in. While most people have a general idea of what emerges from such places, few ever actually get to go inside.
No longer, Wrimos. My name is Sarah Mackey. I am a Wrimo. A Municipal Liaison. And as of today, I’m the new intern at the Office of Letters and Light.
I’ll be here in the Office for the next two months, doing my practicum in Public Relations with the delightful staff of OLL. And while I’m here, I’ll be giving you fine people an insider’s perspective on how the magic happens.
Before we get into all the juicy behind-the-scenes action, let me tell you a little more about myself. Some of you may know me by my forum name, SarahJanet. I’ve been participating in NaNoWriMo since 2002, and I’ve been the Municipal Liaison for Edmonton, Alberta, Canada since 2003. (Shout out to the Edmowrimos!) Last year I joined the OLL staff to work on the Come Write In library outreach program and help with the Night of Writing Dangerously.
Once I discovered that my Public Relations diploma required an internship, I immediately thought of OLL. Many, many hours of visa paperwork later, I arrived here in the sunny Bay Area. I’m here for eight weeks, and I’ll be working on NaNoWriMo outreach and some other exciting things. I will also be working on not getting sunburned while waiting for the bus.
You’ll be hearing a lot from me over the next few months, and I’d love to hear from you! If you have burning questions about life at OLL, let me know. I’ll also be working on the NaNoWriMo Facebook and Twitter pages, so if you have a great idea about how we should be using those resources, please do share it so I can steal it from you and claim credit. (Just kidding. I’ll totally steal it, but I’ll give you credit.)
Make sure to become a Fan of our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter to get all the latest news and insider tidbits from my time here, and please feel free to share any advice on adjusting to living on top of a giant hill when you come from the Canadian prairies. Or just say hi!