Friday, May 31, 2013

Down To The Wire . . . Again

Well, surprise surprise.  I'm about 15 minutes away from almost missing a May blog post.  Shocking I know.

May has been an especially crazy month for me.  First, my lovely wife graduated from nursing school.  It's been a long hard road for our family, but she's a tough gal.  I'm very proud that she not only went back to school (which isn't easy once you're married with children) but that she has chosen to be a nurse.  It's a noble calling to help those in need.  She's the most caring person I know so I'm confident that she'll be a great nurse.

Second, I had a birthday.  I won't disclose my age, but let's just say I'm now closer to 40 than 30.

Third, I'm working on a new novel.  It took me a while to get started on it because I was trying to get my mind around the scope of the story.  I was originally going to go dystopian, but in the end I scrapped that idea.  It the first in a series and will feature ghosts, vampires, zombies and an assortment of other macabre characters.

I've been battling with Day Job issues, mostly in the dropping of my weekly hours from 40 to 29.  So, a new job search is in my future.  That means my writing time will most likely go down.  One of these days I hope to put this rat race behind me.  Some day I hope that my "job" will be creating worlds one word at a time.

So, on to June we go.  Who knows what is waiting for us.

2 comments:

James Garcia Jr. said...

Who knows, indeed!?! Hang in there, my friend. All we can do is move forward. My issues range from working 11 hrs a day during the week and occasionally some Saturdays. That leaves precious little time to pursue a writing career, doesn't it?
Have a great weekend, and a better month.

-Jimmy
http://jamesgarciajr.blogspot.com/

Gabriel Beyers said...

I know what you mean, Jimmy. I work a full time job, two part time jobs, wrangle two kids all on top of scribbling worlds into existence. Some days it's more than a little daunting. But what labor of love isn't?

Thanks for commenting and you have a good weekend, too.