Today is the second day of being without a job. I have gotten over the depression of it all. I am actually enjoying myself so much! I have had time to work out, write, read, and watch a little TV. I don’t want to waste my time though, so I keep TV watching down to a minimum.
I have been getting a lot of work done on my book and I can’t wait to finish it. I hope to have it done by some time next week. Then I can start re-writing the first book, revising the second, planning the third, and working on a new story. It’s so exciting to have so much free time. I have no bed time, so nothing is stopping me from writing at least 1000 words a day, which is my daily goal. Though, since I am not working it will be well over 1000 words a day. I am just hoping that writers block doesn’t set in.
I feel like this is my first glimpse into the life that I will have, full-time, in the future. I want the future to be now, but I don’t want to get my hopes up and feel discouraged when I have to go back to work because I need the money. I have actually been considering getting a part time job for the moment, just for a little income, until I become famous! lol
Don’t get me wrong, I do not write just to be famous. I write because this is what I was born to do. I have to write to be okay. If I don’t write I get depressed and pretty much go insane. If I am able to write everyday, I stay in a pretty positive mood. It’s weird, but maybe it’s just the sign of a writer.
The most exciting part of not having a job to worry about is the fact that I am not so tired all the time. I got to where I wasn’t writing much because by time I got home I was so stressed and tired that I would just pass out. Making myself sit down to write was just a hassle and I couldn’t do it. I actually fell asleep at my desk once, trying to write while I was tired. Not to mention that being so tired my imagination was going all wonky.
I read somewhere once that some people are the most creative when they are tired. I am not one of those people. If I am tired I get cranky and the last thing on my mind is writing. I do get creative, but it’s usually on ways to escape what is causing me stress and ways to make my boss pay for being such a douche. I don’t have a boss anymore! Or a job that stresses me out because there is no work to do. This may be the best thing that has ever happened to me. I feel like I should thank my old boss for being such a butt and letting me go.
I can’t wait for this to be my life though. To get up in the morning and go straight to writing to meet what ever deadline I may have for my next book. I can’t wait until my day is filled with answering fan mail on breaks from writing and going on book signing tours. I want it all. I also want to meet Stephen King and tell him how awesome I think he is. It would be great if he liked my work too, but I am not going to push that dream too hard. I would be crushed if he said something bad about my work. I would keep writing, because I don’t do it to please anyone but myself, but it would be heart breaking.
That is all the rambling I have for today. Without a job, I have found that it might be easier to keep an updated blog too! I love this life!