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So, then, life happened Thursday, April 30, 2015

Filed under: Writing — kaitco @ 7:38 pm
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I don’t have anything meaningful to say about this month because, as far as writing goes, I’ve not done anything meaningful.

I’ve spent a lot of time on first-job, by which I mean 65-hour weeks, “a lot.” These weeks have found me actually gaining some fulfillment from my job for the first time in my fifteen years of work experience. All this work, however, has prevented me from making any real headway in Anne. I’ve not written in more than a week, but I’ve been “noting” a bit, so I suppose that’s got to count for something.

I’ve made the tentative decision to re-write Flight as a novel with my own characters. As I’d said aloud to my mirror a few weeks ago, “If that 50 Shades heifer can do it, why can’t I?” I’ve made a lot of notes on what I’ll need to change and how I’ll be shaping Denny Darrow and Olivia Jennings in order to tell the story I’d really like to tell. It’s been fun thus far, but I’ve still not done anything meaningful outside of first-job work.

I suppose I’ve come to a point in my life where my paid work isn’t just something to keep a roof over my head and the internet flowing. Instead, I almost look forward to first-job and have been willingly allowing it to supersede my writing. I’m not sure how to feel about that…

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One Response to “So, then, life happened”

  1. I’m so happy that your first job is rewarding. Up until a little over a year ago, my first job ran my life, upwards of 80 hours a week, and no time, at all, for writing. I found a different job (the first in over a dozen years in the legal arena) where the focus is only 40 hours a week. Yay! Finally, time to write. As happy as I am now, and as fulfilling as this past year writing has been, I admit, a part of me is jealous that you managed to find fulfillment in your first job. I’m very happy for you and say, Congrats… ? … 🙂 Best of luck to you, with it all!


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