Woo, it’s been a while since I’ve been here. A lot has happened!
Biggest thing, I decided to turn my notice in at work. I had been thinking about it for months, and finally I couldn’t let the “what if” wondering eat me alive. I don’t want to spend another year thinking about “if this will be THE year”. It’s not going to fall in my lap, I have to go get it!
So Patrick and I crunched all the numbers to make it work. I wrote up a nice letter to my nice boss. And much to my surprise, they offered me a very sweet part-time deal to stay – and do the work I love so much!
At first I felt like a sell out, being a chicken to not carry through. But I believe everything happens for a reason and I’m not one to take things for granted! So part-time it is! Regardless, it is still a HUGE step for me. A risky move. But like my brother says, “No guts, no glory!”
And I still won’t be back here for a bit. I’m finishing editing the last 10,000 words of my novel. It goes to my agent at the end of the month. I’m so shaky! What if it sucks? What if he reads the whole thing and tells me “Sorry Charlie, stick with your day job?” Ack! The only way to know is to get it over with and see what happens. If anything, I can die knowing I wrote a 98,000 word piece of fiction.
Well, adios for now!
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