I got the gig!
I can’t publicly announce what it is yet, but I can say I heard back today about the writing sample I submitted last week. The powers that be were “really impressed” with it and have offered me the gig I was trying out for — and it turns out to be a bigger gig than I thought. W00T!
Of course, I now have to figure out how to do the new gig (which will keep me very busy) and keep up on my novel-writing deadlines, but this is, as they say, a good problem to have. 🙂