Officially posted to website that my appearances are BOOKED through 2019. Focused wholly on writing aspect of this job for awhile. I missed it, and I'm enjoying getting back to it without... you know, despising every minute.
The funny phrasing of, "I'm taking next week off work to work on my novel." I mean... there's no "off" work. Just diversion of resources.
Sold another story. It's a story I like the LEAST but they solicited and wanted something "funny" and well... the checks clear. Tra-la
Me: How could I make more money?
Also me: FINISH THIS GODDAMN BOOK, HURLEY AND YOU WILL GET MONEY
Only one billion more words to write, forever
Been hungry and sleepy all day.
Reading this book by Lila Bowen and it’s basically me deciding to extend my hiatus from the birdsite each day
Today I have paid all my CC bills. Now we write. So we can pay off more CC bills. This is what I get for spending so much time traveling last year. SIGH
Good morning, folks
Ahhhh figured out my ending.
I'm also VERY pleased with how the book is shaping up, but I'm not writing fast enough, still, to make deadline. Good stuff, tho!
1.5 hours until we drink.
Client hugged me after the presentation, so I guess it went well.
Lots of yelling, lots of noise.
There's so much nonsense on Twitter i can't find the stuff I'm there for anymore
One of the best early lessons one of my early career mentors taught me is to never be loyal to companies.
be loyal to friends
But never to corporations. Corporations are there to exploit you, not to take care of you. They are not loyal to you.
I have leveled up to giving a client presentation tomorrow. Which, alas, means I have to come into the office. boo.
I do appreciate that when I say, "Hey, this thing is potentially really problematic," people at work listen to me a lot more now than 10 years ago. I've framed "problematic" as "Will get us a social media storm." So, hey - those storms do work, friends. No one wants one.
It sucks not to turn in stuff on time, but I do think the year+ away from the endless grinding has helped my actual writing skill level, if not my career. Your brain needs time to incorporate what you've learned, not just vomit words.