There are good developments and bad developments recently. The good news is that I’ve found a job! I’m working in the office in an insurance agency. It’s not the field I had in mind, but I’m not complaining. I’m catching on to the work quickly enough, my bosses like me, and the pay is good. Though while I like where I am now and those above me wish I will stay, I’m still going to run back to the restaurant kitchen when I can.
I’ve run into the problem I feared and knew would come up when I moved up here: the restaurant jobs are nonexistent. This is the wrong time of year in a small town. I didn’t expect to find anything good in my field until October.
The bad news: Script Frenzy is in week 2, and even I’m feeling its effects. Week 2 is the time when many writers feel burnt out or otherwise unmotivated, and their progress slips. I managed to get a few days ahead with my page count in the previous weeks. Not so much now.
I’ve also been slipping in my book-per-week challenge. It’s Saturday, and I’m only a few chapters in to Children of Dune.
These are feelings similar to when I was still in Fort Lauderdale, working and in school. There are many things in my life that I love to do, but there never seemed to be enough hours in the day. At least now I have weekends off, something I won’t be enjoying once I get back in the kitchen.