-Read, read, read.
-Write, write, write.
I do read, more often lately. I am currently reading Gonzo: The Life Of Hunter S. Thompson. After that I have some psychology or maybe philosophy books. I should pick up the pace.
I have to start writing more. It's a necessity. I'm working on that. I'll post when I have something to show for it.
I also absorbed the basics of being a journalist: writing, writing, writing, building a 'clippings portfolio', sending a thousand letters of query, facing rejection, dealing with editors. I'm sure I'm willing to give it a whirl.
For now I still have my real job, so progress towards the dream job must be made on the off days. In several weeks I will be forced to find a Summer job... I should look into the possibility of an entry-level position in a writing/editing/publishing firm, just to surround myself in it.