Monday, June 10, 2013

The Life of a Writer

Up until very recently, I had three jobs. I joked that they were my "day job" (my physical therapy clinic), my "night job" (writing), and my "weekend job" (lecturing medical seminars). I understand that there are a lot of people out there who don't have any jobs, so I felt very blessed to have three of them. And the bonus was that I loved them all. But three jobs is a lot. So...on May first, I finally gave up the day job. Or, more accurately, my night job became my day job, which puts me down to two jobs. I still have my weekend job, which is really a Wednesday through Sunday commitment, so I've been on the road a lot in the last month (waves to Kansas City, San Francisco, and Las Vegas) but I've been able to devote my days, when I'm not on the road, to writing.

It's been fabulous.

My goal in quitting the day job was really to find balance--smell the flowers, so to speak. With three jobs, family time was hard to find and sleep didn't happen. I'm trying (not always successfully) to limit my writing to normal work hours so I have my evenings for family. And, where it's summer, I'm trying to do random things with my kids during the day. (Because, let's face it, they haven't had a mother in the five years I've been writing.) So, I'm still learning, but my report on my first month as a "full time writer" is positive.

I'm also going to try to take better care of myself. (Read: eat regularly and get some exercise.) I think it's going to be really good. =)

And, in fun A LITTLE TOO FAR news, Harper has scheduled the cover reveal for Wednesday  I can't even express how much I love this cover, and I can't wait to share it with you! If you are a blogger and want to be involved in the reveal, please comment below! =)

6 comments:

  1. I'd love to be involved in the cover reveal!

    rachelpatrick93@yahoo.com

    Rachel @ Beauty and the Bookshelf

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  2. I'm delighted you're finally able to take things a little slower. Life is far too short not to have that me, kid, and smell the flowers time. (Hugs)Indigo

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  3. you're = you'll. Fingers tend to type faster than the mind. ;)

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  4. I'd love to be a part of the review. I'm still a bit new to blogging, but I'm trying to build my platform so I can turn my weekend job (remote internship with an agency) into a day job!

    blog: whitleyabell.wordpress.com
    email: whitleya538@outlook.com

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  5. My comment is in reply to the Rafflecopter statement that we tell you about a time we went A LITTLE TOO FAR. . . sorry, I don't kiss and tell :-)

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