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Monday, January 3, 2011

The First Day of What?!?

For anyone new to my blog, I retired last month. And I launched directly into the frenzy of getting ready for the holidays.  When anyone asked what it felt like to be retired, I told them it really wouldn't kick in until after New Years.  That first Monday, when I would normally go back to work and life would return to normal.

It's Monday.

I've been a writer as far back as I can remember, but always sporatically.  I made a reasonably serious attempt to get published twice - I have the required folder full of rejection letters - and got as far as being signed by an agent once.  But whenever I got discouraged, I simply turned back to the job. It was the prefect excuse.  I just told myself it was too hard to get published while juggling a demanding job and my family and my writing. (Yes, I know many published authors have done it but the line worked for me.) Of course, this rationale had the unspoken tag - if only I could write full time.

It's Monday.

And I can write full time.

No more excuses.  No job to hide behind.  Here's where I find out if I've got what it takes or not.  The first day of my new full time career.

 
Whoa.  This is scary.


I'm currently enjoying: Blind Descent by Nevada Barr

Groaner of the Day: An infant rabbit was orphaned. Fortunately though, a family of squirrels took it in and raised it as if it were one of their own. This adoption led to some peculiar behaviors on the part of the rabbit, including a tendency for it to eschew jumping, but rather to embrace running around like its step-siblings.

As the rabbit passed through puberty, however, it soon faced an identity crisis (don't we all!). It went to its step-parents to discuss the problem. It allowed as to how it felt different from its step-siblings, was unsure of its place in the universe, and was generally forlorn. Their response was, ... "Don't scurry, be hoppy."

14 comments:

Dru said...

Wishing you luck on your writing today.

Okay, I had to laugh at the groaner today.

Maria Zannini said...

I try to divide my day into parcels. Early morning is for blog reading and answering correspondence. I write a little in the morning, but I edit at night when I'm more apt to catch things.

Now get back to work, you. :cracks whip:

Stephen Tremp said...

Thanks for the rabbit squirrel story. I wasn't sure if it was real or not. Good luck with your writing and have a great 2011!

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Dru. And you almost always laugh at my groaners. You're easy. :-)

Linda Leszczuk said...

Maria - I think I'm going to have a little trouble finding that balance. Whip cracking appreciated.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Stephen. And glad you liked my groaner.

Jemi Fraser said...

Getting what we wish for can be terrifying! I bet it all works out wonderfully for you! :)

Jane Kennedy Sutton said...

Good luck with your new career. Since retirement (I use that term loosely in my case) my days seem like they contain fewer hours not more.

I liked the groaner.

mattleszczuk said...

Don't worry I'm sure we'll keep you busy with the grandkids. They always have something going on that you can help with.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Thanks, Jemi. Always have to be careful what we wish for but I'm sure on this one.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Jane - Funny the way time disappears, isn't it. Glad you liked my groaner.

Linda Leszczuk said...

Matt - I think you missed the point here, son. I'm not concerned about having nothing to do. In fact, that's never been a problem. :-)

Tracy White said...

AH...the best things in life come from the scary places (remember your first week as a parent). Best of luck

Linda Leszczuk said...

Tracy, is that supposed to comfort me? Think about my first born!!!

:grin: