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Today marks my last day at Scholastic. The timing was absolutely perfect (I'll be done with a brand new draft by tomorrow) and I'm really ready to work on a different project, but I'm still sad to leave! The other interns - Zoe, Marisa, and Emily - were awesome, as was my editor Jody who is just so much fun to be around. We had lots of laughter and ate large quantities of white life savers (my apologies to Lisa Sandell, who will return from maternity leave in a few months to find her candy supply greatly diminished). Along with giving me some excellent editorial notes, Jody wears converse every day with her work clothes (you gotta love people who can pull off converse with long skirts).
Anyways, I'm getting ready to enjoy my last days in NYC with one of my best friends, who flew out from Washington. I'll do a more informative post tomorrow.