Welcome to the monthly blog hop of insecure writers EVERYWHERE!
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!