Hello, all – sorry for the long gap between then and now – now that the holidays are officially over and I have a minute to breathe in between loads of laundry. I hope everyone who reads this (eventually) had a good season and feels well enough to head back to work, if you have not already done so. Me? I am never ready to go back and detach then lop off my sense of individuality, respect and common sense. However, I fear that I may lose this job soon. Yeah, apparently after 3 years, they feel that I am not good enough since I’m not scoring 95% on random evals. Anyone who has been in this business knows that random evals (or seemingly random) are life and death. 2 out of the 6 I got for January were low (abysmally low). Well – as faithful readers here will note – I hate my job and I have already started to look for other places. While I don’t want to go back and lancet a troll with a leech, I’m afraid that it’s the only job I have now that will pay the bills. I do have a spot of good news, I have been contacted by a company through a friend of mine and I might be writing what called ‘content rich material’ for them. In other words, I am going to be ghost writing a blog! If everything works out – it’ll be 300-500 words at least 3 times a day. The pay will be small, but it’s a foot in the door. With any luck, I can parley this into some real, higher paying jobs.
Well, other than impending joblessness and a chance to get out of this rut – there is nothing else really to say. I’ve also been thinking about trying my hand a stock investing. I even found a small bank that will let me put in an amount of my choosing and buy and sell penny stocks. Hopefully, I’ll get up to the point where I can use that as income. Don’t get me wrong, I am still trying to break into writing, but I also realize that I should try to do something that is going to get me the money to keep my residence and the time to work on the novel – which I hope to have a finished chapter by daybreak tomorrow (and if I were writing about vampires, that would sound a lot better). I am going to also try to get a lot more regular about this blog – not because it’s a good way for me to communicate, but to also get into the discipline of writing short pieces for the business.
The only other interesting bit of news is that we are creeping closer and closer to “Game Of Thrones” on HBO! I have been waiting for this for a long time – almost as long as I’ve been waiting for the next book to come out (and I am looking at you, Mr. Martin). I’ve seen cast photos and I have to say this – perfect! Whoever did the casting did their homework. The people playing both Jamie and Daeny look dead on as they are described. I can’t wait!
Well, until next time Faithful Reader.