Well, I should be in my summer job by now. Can’t be sure because I’m writing this in late May and haven’t put in for the last two days of my school job off. There’s a bit of overlap, which is slightly frustrating. Nothing I can do about it and my school job takes the top priority.
So, what am I doing? I’m working as the game room director for a camp. My hours are full day with some overtime when I can grab it. Goes until mid/late August, so I’m going to be running ahead. Should be a lot of fun since it’s going to be doing a lot with kids and games. I get to make up various tournaments and events. I’ve been tinkering with that a lot over the last few months. Fingers crossed that my ideas work and I help make some summer memories.
The ‘downside’ is that I won’t be able to use my cellphone for most of the day. That means no tweets, blog comments, emails, or anything else outside of early morning and the evening. So, I won’t be reacting to a lot of stuff as quickly as I usually do. It’s going to feel weird since I use my phone as a watch, so I’ll see things building up. I might get to do a quick check during lunch, but that will only be emails and blog. Twitter is going to be getting pushed back a bit more. Not that I was getting anything out of it. I haven’t sold much and the free page reads are nearly dead. So, I don’t really feel like I have anything to salvage outside of the blog.
It’s going to be really hard to carve out writing time. I’m hoping to schedule most of the posts for July and August by the end of June, which clears that up. Beyond that, I’ll have a few weekends for writing, but that isn’t much if I’m exhausted and having to do other things. Maybe I can get in a bunch of parts for the ‘fantasy writing’ book, but fiction novels are definitely out. Hard to justify carving out writing time when I can’t even give books away. Just burnt out on trying to figure out what to do since I lack the money to do an expensive marketing campaign and the time to do anything big. Guess I’m back to the life of working and wishing someone would discover me because I sure as hell don’t have the skills to shout loud enough.
This is becoming a downer. I’m excited about the summer job, but I’ll admit that there is a part of me who misses writing. It took me 6 months to finish a 16 chapter book when it used to take me 1.5 months. I can’t get any outlining/writing done at either job because I’m always doing something. The other stuff going on in my life isn’t helping since that sucks my time at home. For anyone about to say I will find time, I want to point out that I have about 100 books outlined. I come from a generation that doesn’t believe retirement is in our future too, so time will be scarce for most of my life.
Anyway, enjoy your summer. I’m going to be here as often as I can and keep the ball rolling with posts. ‘Derailing Bedlam’ is still going and I might turn Teaser Tuesday into something else for the summer. No idea what. Feel free to make a suggestion if there’s something you want to see on the blog. Always curious to see what people want to see on this thing.