Wednesday, October 7, 2020

#IWSG-- Changes!

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So this has been a very interesting week. I applied for an Early Exit from my day job (with severance) and got it in part due to my years of training getting badges for Comic-Con International (limited spots-- got mine submitted in 19 seconds ;)). This is great news!  As of Dec 31, 2020 I will be a full time writer.

It's also scary as heck.

When people think of stressors, they think the bad ones. However, good events can still cause lots of stress. It's a step into the unknown. We like being in our routine and this is going to blow the socks off. Plus, while I will NOT miss my day job, I've been there 15 years and have many people I WILL miss.

But I'm moving forward. My office at home needed/needs a serious revamp and I'm in the process of it. New computer, new monitor. Moving forward.

Which actually sort of leads into this month's question-- do we think of ourselves as a working writer?  Hmmm- the IRS has thought so since my first year being published.  But, yes, I do think of myself as being a working writer--even BEFORE the escape at the end of this year.  I spend 30 hours or more (way more) on writing. Along with my current day job--this leave me tired. A LOT.

But I LOVE IT.  I am proud to be a working writer.


Happy IWSG day!


10 comments:

  1. Congrats on leaving the day job and becoming a full time writer! That does sound both scary and exciting. I think if I left my job, I would not miss it at all, but I would miss (most of) the people.

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    1. Thank you! Yeah, my friends are what I will miss.

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  2. Congratulations on leaving your day job and being able to create your own hours! That's exciting.

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  3. Congratulations on your retirement! As long as income isn't a big stress, then just enjoy being able to write full time.

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    1. Thank you! Well, that's the thing isn't it? I have a small pension, health insurance, and okay book sales. So still scary, but worth it.

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  4. Congratulations on the big change. It's scary but, I imagine, so exciting. And it certainly sounds like you've been a 'working writer' for quite some time.

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    1. Thank you! I just keep telling myself change is good! :)

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  5. Congratulations on being a full-time writer! And good luck to you.

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  6. You're right. Good things can cause stress, but we tend to mind that stress more than the stress caused by bad things.

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  7. Kudos to leaving your "day" job and welcome to the new adventure. It takes a lot of discipline to write when you have so much time. (Words of experience here). Can't believe how much time I waste instead of writing. I'm sure you'll do so much better. :)

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