Thursday, August 26, 2010

Day 1 as a Full-time Writer

Yesterday was my last day at the part time job. Driving home, I felt a huge pressure lift off my chest and shoulders. Today is my first day as a full-time writer. At least for now. We're still not sure if we're staying in Germany or heading back to the States yet. It will probably be another 2 weeks until we hear, but while we're here, I can focus on my writing. I intend to make the most of this time, whether it's only 3 more months or 3 more years.

Last night, as I relaxed on my sofa with Peanut laying beside me, I made my to-do list for today. I've already marked off 5 things as finished, even after sleeping in. Peanut decided to snuggle into the pillows for extra shut-eye too. I thought she looked so cute, I had to get a picture.

One thing that was not on the list today but definitely on the list for tomorrow is catching up on emails. I've let them slide the last two weeks (I know, bad girl). So if you've sent me an email in that time, I promise to respond by tomorrow.

One of the things that did make the list is ordering goodies for my giveaway during Blogmania next month. You probably remember Blogmania from April. I had a pretty good giveaway, if I do say so myself. Well, I'm trying to out-do myself this time. I've got some great gifts coming and as they arrive, I'll take pics so you can see what's up for grabs. I'm centering the theme around my novel, Out of the Shadows. You all have been so supportive of me and my novel, so here's a little give-back. Blogmania is coming soon, just 4 weeks away.

Anyway, time to knock some more items off the to-do list. What's on your plate this week? Any special projects you're hoping to finish up?


Jenn Stark said...

Congratulations, Riley!! Enjoy and make the most of every moment of it!

Maeve said...

Ahhh...I dream of the day I retire from the wicked day job and become a full time writer. Revel in the glory, Riley! You deserve it. :-)

Gale Stanley said...

Whoo hoo! Enjoy.

Suzanne said...

Congratulations! I'm're going to have to write enough for both of us!

Anonymous said...

I'm totally jealous! And excited for you. What a wonderful opportunity and you're approaching it logically. A to do list would be essential for me to keep me from frittering away the day, so kudos to you. I 'member Blogmania but don't know much about it. Your giveaway teaser had piqued my interest - tied to OOTS? Hmm, very intriguing. Anyway, 'nuff said, now get back to writing.

Denise Golinowski
The Festival of the Flowers: The Courtesan and the Scholar
Availale 9/1/101 from The Wild Rose Press

Word Actress said...

A big congrats now get to it girl! I belong to an online group where we
post how many words (more or less) we put on the page most days.
It helps keep me motivated and on track. U've been given the gift of time to write so create some magic...

Beverly said...

Ah - the dream job we all hold in our hearts! I wish you the best of luck - will be looking for that novel!

Joanna Aislinn said...

I'm dreaming, too and trying to make the most of my time left before school reopens here in the states.

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