maggie_writes (maggie_writes) wrote,

Goodbye Borders

 So, Borders is completely going out of business. All 399 stores will be closed and thousands of people will be out of work.

This makes me so sad. I know it's not the end of the publishing industry, but I feel like the infrastructure is slowly crumbling, and soon, it will be totally destroyed. It hurts me, because I think of it as my industry, even though I've never had a book published (though I've had articles published). 

I tried to get a job at Borders last year, and more recently, a job at B&N. Every time I hear about a store closing, it's like a punch in the face that sends me into a panic that I'll never be gainfully employed. Sometimes, I wish I wanted to be a lawyer or a doctor instead of a writer. Maybe life would be easier.

But, despite everything, I don't love writing any less. It's the most fulfilling thing I've ever done. 
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