Yes, I know that you haven’t heard from me in a while. That’s because I had to go out into the big bad world and find a job (le gasp!). The business was doing poorly–mostly because I discovered that my largest vendors were putting up their own websites and dipping into my marketshare. Being a business major I, of all people, know when to hold ‘em and when to fold ‘em. Maybe the time will come when I will be able to open my business again or do something new. In the meantime, I have joined the workforce to remain a productive member of society.
I can’t complain too much because when I sleep at night, I am no longer dreaming about my job. When you own a business, that’s all you think about. You eat, sleep, drink, shit, and breathe that business. I truly think it might have been taking a toll on me. So even though I am still working with a bit of a curve when it relates to the amount of time that I have to write, I think it may have been a blessing in disguise.
My biggest complaint is the children… oh good God, the children!!! I work in a call center and some of these folks that they hire newly are working their first job. Heavens to Murgatroyd and all things sacred–did these folks climb out of a hole somewhere? Were they raised by wolves??
I mean for fuck’s sake, some of the things I’ve seen just doesn’t make any damn sense…seriously. Maybe I’m an old fuddy-duddy but I sincerely feel like there are certain things that should be left in high school. This talking crap behind peoples’ back and not being adult enough to confront the problem like grown-ups… it’s enough to make you run away screaming! Most of all, I would like to know how you plan to keep a job when you can’t take direction? If you can’t take someone “bossing you around,” then you should probably go and be your own boss. Oh… my bad… That would require some experience, education, and maturity. Yeah, silly me…
Okay, so I’ve vented enough about that crap. I know how to go to my corner, do my job and leave that stuff on the outside. In the meantime, I have started Book II as most (if not all) of you already know. I wanted to put a little dent in some of the chapters for Book II because writing keeps me sane. However, as a result, I haven’t done much editing on Book I, Volume I and II. So that’s what I’m about to do–my next round of edits on Book I, Volume I before I turn it over to my second set of eyes for further review. I have already pursued my copyrights before I send it off for further edits and will update said copyright when all of the edits are done. I was told that this was a waste of time and money, but hell, it’s only $40 to protect my work so who cares about that little bit of pocket change? I wanted to be published by the end of the year and, hey, it’s still possible, but with the curve ball that life has thrown at me I’m not 100% sure that’s still going to happen… but you never know.
So I just wanted you all to know that I haven’t disappeared from the atmosphere completely. I just had a little wrench thrown in the works that required that I re-evaluate some things and rework my schedule. Still alive and still writing. Don’t give up on me yet!
Love and handcuffs!
Lynn x (BG Holmes)