This week is a special week. I’m in a little bit of a transition period: I’ve quit one job and I’m starting a new one, carefully planned so that there’s no downtime between the two. I’m excited to start with a company that I feel will be able to abolish the things that drove me nuts at the last place: never having enough people, never really being appreciated for being a good worker, a screwy and uncaring union…I could go on…and on…and on…But I won’t bore you with the details. One good thing about the last job, though, was that, after a certain amount of time, even part time workers earn a nice bit of paid vacation time, and so, this week, I’ve elected to use up that vacation time before I leave.
Which means, this week, I have nearly a full week with no barista obligations, though I’m still getting paid. Which means, this week, I get a little bit of a glimpse of the good life, of a life where my writing can be the main source of my income and my energy, and it will be glorious. I’m sure that, by the end of the week, I’ll get a little stir-crazy and crave something steady to work on, but, in the meantime, I’m going to get a lot of work done and see what it might be like if I didn’t have to work somewhere else to support my dream.
It’s really quite nice. I got a lot of work done, managed to walk to the store, and I’m going to make a great vegetable soup for dinner tonight, and then I get to do the same thing all over again tomorrow. Well, kind of. The boyfriend has the day off tomorrow, so there will be movie-going instead of soup making, but I think I could get used to this whole writing-all-the-time thing.
…One day….one day…
By the way, there’s still a few more days if you’d like to help out with this year’s World Unknown Review by entering our fundraiser for a chance to win a great prize package including two books, cool art, and a $10 Amazon gift card. Each dollar is an entry to win, but don’t let the generous donation sitting there sway you. That kind gentleman has opted out of the raffle, so the prize is still up for grabs!
And speaking of World Unknown Review, have you sent your submission yet? October 31st will be here before we know it! I’ve already had a lot of solid tales sent to me, but I know there’s a few more still out there. If you’ve got a story you’d like to be published in the second issue of this awesome new project, head on over here to check out the deets.
Happy writing, everyone!
Ah, the good life. How I wish I could write for a living. Maybe someday, for both of us!