Note: Sorry if you got a strange update from my blog yesterday that didn’t link to anything. The hubby and I were trying to get something to work and didn’t realize we’d made it live then taken it down, so sorry about that.
I woke up this morning, and didn’t have to go to work.
Which is strange, because I’ve been getting up and getting ready to head out the door since I was a little kid. Showering is my morning coffee, and I may or may not be addicted to McDonald’s breakfast.
But things have changed. I “retired” from my day job ten days ago. This is what a couple of amazing guys from my work made me as a retirement present. The shield is already on my wall, and the helmet (3D printed) is on my desk!
One chapter in my life has ended, and another has begun. The adventure of being a:
What does this entail?
Well, first off it means I get up, get dressed and workout first thing. I’ve never been a morning workout person, so this is going to be interesting. Today (Day 1) I discovered that our Wii isn’t hooked up to YouTube for whatever reason, so I dragged my kicking bag into the family room and beat the crap out of it for thirty minutes. I’m way out of shape.
I’ve made a daily schedule for myself, because if I don’t, I get sucked into the interwebs for more time than I care to reveal.
I’m giving my inner author, whom I discovered is basically the girl from Tangled, her very own time every afternoon so she can come out and play. Hopefully this will make her happy and give my creative juices a boost.
My daily schedule is longer than the hours at my day job. Almost every author will tell you that this is normal.
Perhaps the most intimidating part of the adventure is that I am in charge of my own fate. If I fail, it’s on me. If I don’t write, it’s on me. If I neglect marketing, it’s on me. I no longer have the excuse of my day job to keep me from succeeding. I can no longer justify complaints about a lack of time to devote to being more healthy.
Changes for you will include two things right away.
First, I will be blogging every week. Not every-other month, like last year.
Second, I’m going to be instituting Flash Fiction Friday here on my blog. Each Friday I will be writing and publishing a short story. 1,000 words or less. There will be a whole write up about it this coming Friday, so stay tuned for that. It’s going to be fun and ridiculous. Who doesn’t want that?
Thanks for sticking with my through my author adventure up to this point, and I promise it’s only going to get better and better!