Monday, January 3, 2011

Don't Want To Work Today?

Happy 2011!  Although I genuinely enjoy the season, I'm relieved the holidays are behind us.  I awoke early this morning, fully motivated, raring to go.


Actually, I hit the snooze button four times, showered until the hot water stopped beating my skin red, and dragged myself out the door.  Yes, that sounds more like it.

With the most wonderful time of the year behind us, I'm hoping the muscle tension is starting to ease and we have all enjoyed a good night's sleep.  My original plan was to repost the de-stressers I shared in September, but my mood has called for a slight change of plans.

I don't wanna work; I just wanna type on the board all day....

Saturday morning, I returned to my manuscript.  I would have hoped a nine-day vacation would have built up some excess creativity just waiting to shoot out.  Sadly, that was not the case. 

It seems my mind is still stuck in the very same spot.  I'm just not liking anything.

The good news is, I am motivated to move forward and excited to follow the new routine I've established for myself; a routine that focuses around writing instead of the other way around.

Now if only the part-time job didn't interfere...

I know many of us are in the same boat.  Our schedules face interruptions that, although inconvenient, are necessary - at least if we plan to stay out of the red.

I don't hate my job; I just find certain days, more energy is required to steer the car to the office.  So today, I'm sharing my energy in hopes someone else can appreciate it.



The worst jobs in the world 4

The worst jobs in the world 3

Happy Monday,


  1. Love it. The problem with paycheck jobs is that money is a crappy motivator for creative types. We know it's just mass-produced paper - nothing creative about that.

    And no.4? The highrise antenna act? That one actually looks pretty cool...

  2. Lucky your job is part time. Mine is full time, which leaves very little time to write. *sigh* Still, I love my job, especially after seeing all those pictures. LOL

    Happy New Year! I hope 2011 is a good one for you.

  3. Michael, you are so right. If creative people were motivated by money, we probably would be pursuing other areas of income. If anything, I think the "paycheck jobs" suck the creativity right from my veins, but the bill collectors don't accept that as a valid excuse. Psh...

    Annie, Happy New Year to you as well. I know that finding the time to do everything can be so discouraging at times, but the positive is that you love what you do. I made the decision to work part-time temporarily so I could complete my manuscript. Sadly, I don't think I can hang in much longer, so I'll be exploring new options soon. I only hope I can discipline myself to follow a schedule so I an stay on top of the writing.

  4. Found your blog through "blog hopping." This post was the exact same line of thinking I have been in for some time now. I write for advertising (social media to be exact) and it can be tough switching from one form of writing to another. And often my creativity suffers at the hands of...well, you just wrote all the reasons in this post. Every success breeds further success. Live the dream, man.

  5. Welcome, Scott. Very nice to meet you. I think creative writers often find themselves in this train of thought. We have to work to pay bills, but our heart is generally elsewhere. I wish you luck in your journey; please keep me posted and thanks again for visiting. I'm marking your site and will drop by soon.

  6. HAHAHAAHAHA I LOVE your eight reason to love your job. So amusing. I go back to 'work' on Monday. That's when I start revising my WIPs. I'm excited and nervous all at once. Ha.

  7. Love the pictures. Makes me reconsider how bad my job really is. Haha!

  8. Great post! All us writers always have writing on our minds no matter what else we are doing...part of the deal. If we just didn't need to eat or have a place to live, we'd all be fine!

  9. Hahaha, lovely! Just what I needed.

  10. Wow! And to think I thought this would be the dumbest blog post ever, haha! I'm glad others found them amusing. Nothing like uncovering a different perspective through humor, right?!

  11. I loved this post too. I completely relate to the sentiments. All of them.

    Also, you are a former teacher turned writer, I am a former teacher turned writer. Clearly we should compare notes and become writing buddies. How long did you teach for? Did you stop for the sake of writing or for other reasons?

    Thanks for the laugh.

  12. Hi! I'm visiting via TK's blog. Love this post and the photos...well, they're hilarious! I'm sure I'll stop back whenever I can. Have a wonderful your not-so-bad job!!


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