Only 2 years ago, I thought I would have to say goodbye to everyone. Not because I didn’t think I could cut it as an author, but because I believed I had hit a natural end to things.
What I didn’t know was that my life would take another turn–this time for the better. Only a few weeks ago, I just started a new job. And I’ve been working nonstop.
I haven’t had the time to write on any of my new novels or my current projects because I’ve been so wasted, tired, and exhausted. I didn’t think working full time was going to be this difficult, but it is.
And only because I’m not as young as I used to be. Standing on your feet in arch-killing shoes takes a toll on you and your body. But somehow…I’m managing. I’m winning the battle.
Plus…everyone’s nice. We’ve had a couple bad days, but all and all, it’s a good place to work.
So things with the book situation has been just as chaotic. I managed to fish out $1500 for edits, new cover art, and banners for Codename: Velocity in the two years since my last blog entry–thanks in part to my Salvation Army job which brought in some really nice money for the holidays.
My new job chipped in the last $200 because I needed new cover art due some possible copyright issues with the Mark II cover. The new Mark III cover is gorgeous and I’ll be posting it in a moment.
But as I said, a lot’s changed in two years. I still can’t believe it. But it’s here. My dream.
I can almost feel it. The only downside to my career is that I’m not writing commercial fiction. I don’t know what it is, but it’s not the stuff that will make people sit up and take notice.
It’s just stuff written for me. By me.