Yes. Revolutions. Time to bust through the status quo and it’s inertia. Time to start something, change something.
I’ll begin with this blog that has been sitting for 6 months with nary a post.
2013 – my writing goal was to finish my novel’s rough draft. Didn’t happen. Got bogged down in life. But the first third of the book is a solid draft, so the 2014 goal is to get the rest of the book to a similar state. It will be a challenge.
For the first half of 2013, I still had a normal day job as a staff, in-office, catastrophe adjuster for a major insurance company. I worked long hours with lots of overtime but at least I knew my general schedule. I was able to get up at 5am and know I could get a good 90 minutes of writing time.
In mid-June I quit that staff job to go independent. I had a gig lined up. It fell apart. I enjoyed the summer catching up on everything else and making strides on my novel. Then, in September, a prior manifestation of my life came rushing back at me. I was suddenly a decorative painter again. The novel was set aside so I could be 150% self-employed.
You can read about all of that on my other blogs: Lausanne’s Golden Road and Marsh Hawk Studio.
To be painting again is a wonder, but the novel has been on the shelf – so to speak (hah, couldn’t resist).
In just a few more days, I will complete the large painting project that started it all. And return to the novel. Knowing that, with Spring approaching, I could be called up for adjusting duty and be working 12 hours/7 days week for a while. Or, another mural client could come calling.
There’s much to be said for an ordered life. Mine will never be. So I must figure out how to write without a set schedule.