Thursday, February 23, 2006

Nine-to-Five is For the Birds

This working daytime crap is for the birds. I don't even think the birds would do it if it meant putting what you love to do on hold until you get through doing what you have to do to make ends meet.

But, I hate, hate, hate working day shift.

Because one of my co-workers took vacation to go to Walt Disney World, and because I am the only one there who can work either shift (made the mistake of letting them know that), I got stuck working the day shift as opposed to the night shift which I love and which I can write, too.

I just cannot do day shift. After I do the time, my brain cells have had it. When I work at night, I've already used my fresh brain cells to get my writing done and all that's required at work is the physical part of my body which is well rested because I've been on the computer all day. It's all good.

So, tonight, after work, I decided I was going to start revising my latest soul mate relationship book and for some ungodly reason the sentences just aren't making sense. And this is not like me. Usually, the words flow out of me so fast, I don't even know where they are coming from.

But, anyway, I sent off a query to an agent tonight so at least I feel like I've accomplished something.

By the way, and I do feel bad about this, but my co-worker called another co-worker today and told her that the vehicle (her son's truck) that they had traveled to Florida in was stolen while they were at Disney World. I mean THE WHOLE TRUCK...including about $1500 in cash which she had stowed away in the glove compartment, not to mention gifts she had bought for the family. And, not to mention the cash her daughter left in the truck which probably doubled hers.

So, I'm afraid my co-worker might have to come back earlier than planned.

I swear, I had nothing to do with it.


  1. Don't worry about the writing. Your muse just got the hiccups. You'll be back in form soon.


  2. So sorry to hear about your dilemma, but you have to admit your co-worker has much worse things to rant-rave about. That is TERRIBLE about her having her truck stolen along with money and other belongings. Especially happening on vacation makes it doubly bad. I feel SO bad for her! (and a little bad for you having to work day shift :))

  3. I have four kids, so I'm stuck working on my novel whenever I can find time. My oldest is almost 15, but the youngest is only 15 months. I'd like to write at night, but by the time evening rolls around, I'm ready for bed by 9, lol.

  4. When I worked my 8-5, I had energy at night to write. But then, I sat at a desk all day and my job wasn't particularly taxing. Now, I'd like to write after the kids are in bed but I'm too tired. Just remember, its temporary and you'll be back to your normal routing soon enough. At least you got a query out.

  5. I applaud all of you who have families and/or day jobs and still find time to write. I tried doing both at one time and was too distracted so now I'm writing full-time - but missing the paycheck. :)


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