Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Actively Inactive


I hardly blog at all anymore. I don’t hit many forums, I have almost zero online presence other than some shares on facebook because I finally got a camera phone that will connect. I’m still active in real life, just not online at all.

Why?

Well, I have a JAY OH BEE, for one, that has me caught in a crazy, unpredictable schedule. I no longer freelance regularly, and make no money online, so I’m a cash cow at this point. It’s neither here nor there, but it’s a different lifestyle than I’ve lived for the past five years, I can tell you that.

I’m still writing. I write a lot. Hell, probably more than I did when I had all day every day to write, and that’s the way it goes, sometimes. We all cry that we don’t have opportunities for this or for that but then we don’t do anything with them when they arrive. Welcome to human nature.

I actually scored a day off here and got to sleep in and even snuck in some extra coffee, so I’ve the energy/time to share a quickie with y'all, just letting everyone know I’m alive and okay. This entry is thanks to a blog post challenge type thing Michelle Devon made up. Thanks for that! 

With extremely limited time, my priorities shifted in a hurry. Now, my main concerns in life are work, my Ramcharger, my writing craft, reading stories, and getting as much ME time in as I possibly can. I just realized I sound like a single mother. Good grief.

It’s not that I don’t care or that I’ve disappeared, but I just simply can’t be the person I used to be at this time in life. I even let my author site lapse, mostly because I have no Paypal cash but also because I just don’t have the time to do anything with it these days.

I wish I could tell you that all my efforts were getting me rich, but truth is I’m making crap pay in an entry level position I just happen to enjoy and be good at.  I’ll never give up on my writing dream and I’ll never stop writing. And I’ve said this a thousand times, but I’ll say it once more: YES, I write because I love it and enjoy escaping into my own head, but I’d also like to make a little jingle selling stories. Any author who says they don’t is probably lying or a little crazy.  :P

Peace out for now.  I hope this all pays off somewhere down the line.

2 comments:

Michelle Devon said...

You better not give up on the writing! I understand having a life and being busy and needing to pay the bills, but the writing is important! Don't give it up! You're good!

Michy

Derek Odom said...

You know I never will. It's as much a part of me as my hands. :)