I have been working on editing my novel to get it ready to go to a publisher. It is tedious work and I am ready to start writing a NEW novel, rather than concentrating on the old one.
In other news:
At work, it is my job to help students (at a local culinary school) find the money to go to school through government grants, student loans, private loans, etc. If a student is under 24, they have to have their parent's information available to get the money from the government.
On the phone with a prospective new student:
Student: I'm not eleibigle for grants?
Me: No. Your parents made too much money.
S: But, I can get student loans?
Me: Yes, but they won't cover all your tuition.
S: So what do I need?
Me: You need your parents to sign for a parent's loan. Unless they have bad credit, then you may be eligible for additional student loan money.
S: I think my parents have great credit.
Me: Well, you will have to use them to get a parent's loan.
S: But, they don't want to take out a loan for me.
Me: You will have to see about getting a private loan, then. I have a couple of suggestions.
S: Can I use my sister instead of my parents? She has terrible credit?
If only that were possible...