The last week has been a little crazy for me. Crazier than the week before, which is saying something since that was the week Spark of Defiance launched while I was running to a night meeting and waiting to hear back on not one, but TWO jobs I’d applied for. And at the end of that week with Spark of Defiance finally released into the world and my timeline on making a job decision hit, I put in my notice to resign from my day job.
If you are going to shake things up do it in a big way!
Not to make light of it, as it was a big decision. One that I’ve been considering since at least 2004, at least trying to figure out how to do it and still be able to eat. But seriously, I’m feeling pretty light right now. Which is also odd. I thought terrified might be a better descriptor. But no. Excited, creative, empowered, enthusiastic, and exuberant fit my mood far more than twinges of “time to get real about all of this.”
But despite all of those feelings and some really big plans for my life and career, now that I can focus on both full time, I still missed my blog post deadline of Friday. Sheesh. My only excuse is that I do still have the day job through the end of next week and I’m working hard there to wrap up loose ends. Two weeks to exit a fourteen year career is not much time. I watched a coworker wrap up a twenty plus year career in three days – it involved a dumpster. I’m trying to avoid that!
What this life change means for you is: I will have more time to focus on you!
Really. I’ve thought of some topics that I want to post on: like how I managed to reach 32 reviews on Amazon by the end of Spark of Defiance’s release week, and a discussion on getting into the writing mindset. Hey, maybe it is only me that feels like I need to settle into a creative mood after a day fielding paperwork, but I doubt it.
But what else?
What are your hurdles and challenges? What do you want to learn or talk about? As much as I man (woman?) the blog, you come along for the ride. So why not have you help choose the destination? 😀
The offer is wide open. Do you want me to research a technical question for you? What writing challenges or pet peeves do you face? Do you want to do a guest post? Do you want to know why I left my day job or what I’ll be doing next? Do you want those tips on how I launched my last book and got more reviews in 7 days than I did on Born of Water in its first year? Put a note in the comment box and let me know.
See you back here next Friday – my last day at my full time day job. Yikes! Changes are coming…