Thursday, March 19, 2009

Will Write For Food

So, I've become a statistic.

I'll give you a minute to ponder that. Go ahead, I'll wait. There, are you done? What did you come up with? No, no, nothing so sorted.

I was talking about my job. You should really watch where your mind wanders.

Yes, alas, it's true. The Krakens of Corporate Sheol have decided to "dissolve" my position with the company. Now, before you get all weepy for me, I still have a job. They are stuffing me into another department. It's not terrible, but it's not good, either. I feel a bit like Milton from the movie Office Space.

One, I don't handle change very well. Two, my work hours will be going from good to bad, so I'm not yet sure how this will affect my writing. I'll still write, it's just going to be a bit more difficult for me.

Unless I land that six figure book deal that I've been dreaming about. That really does happen to writers, right? Most of the time, no, you say. Crap!

Maybe I can go stand by the freeway with a sign that reads, "Will Write For Food."


Jamie Eyberg said...

Sorry about your job. At least you can look at the bright side that you still have a job. I feel for you. I don't know how many construction companies I have worked for that seem to have dissolved.

Jennifer Hudson Taylor said...

It's happening everywhere. My dad's hours are cut, my aunt was told she had to take early retirement, and our budgets at work are being cut since I work for a nonprofit. My debut novel, Highland Blessings, doesn't hit the shelves until May 2010, so I can sympathize.

Gabriel said...

I definitely know people have it worse out there than me. Again, at least I still have a job (for now).

It's just the feeling of displacement and rejection that's hard to get over. I now feel very unwanted where I'm at. The department that will be adopting me doesn't really want me, and they are making it quite clear.

Oh well.

Thanks for leaving the comment Jennifer. It's always nice to meet someone new and congratulations on your upcoming novel.