So It Goes

Newspaper carrier, grocery bagger, fast food worker, diner waitress, clothing store clerk, gas station attendant, pizza deliverer, sandwich artist, upscale retail clerk, salon product wholesaler, telemarketer, bookstore clerk, insurance agent, beauty supply clerk, dot com marketing rep, office manager fraud analyst, hotel booking agent, corporate travel agent, salon product wholesaler part again.
But she never pulls the football away. That's just slanderous lies.
From 1987 until earlier today, I've held many job. Jobs that were defined by a rigid set of parameters, schedules, bosses, and company policies. But as of 4:30pm central time today, I am self-employed.
Deciding to take the plunge and write full-time was a difficult decision to make. If I was already a success, this wouldn't be so hard. But right now, I'm a mild success, meaning, I'm getting good feedback and modest sales, but I've got a ways to go before I'm doing book tours, or even paying the bills. But I'm lucky in that I have a great husband who is incredibly supportive of my experiment.
I plan on being disciplined. My office is mostly clean and ready to be littered with notes on my next dozen book ideas. Sure, I may, on a nice sunny day, grab a notebook and head out to a posh coffee place to get inspired. But those will be my 'mental health' days.
My goal is to finish the Eyes series by March, then finish the Zombie Chronicles, then start my young adult sci-fi book. Beyond that, I have a few other ideas kicking around and we shall see where they lead. And of course, I'll have more time to write inspiring pieces about my love of vampires and robots right here.
Am I scared? You bet. But I'm also ready.

Comments

  1. doodlesmom@stny.rr.comDecember 7, 2013 at 8:55 AM

    I am so happy that you are living your life your way. I love you so much.,

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