Monday, May 24, 2021

I Totally Know What I'm Doing

 I know I promised terrible cover attempts on here, but we are doing mock ups with art from royalty-free sites, and I'd have to buy the art if I want to post it, and I'm not totally sure that's what I want to use yet. But someday soon!

In other news, I sort of... quit my job. I mean, I still have another six weeks, four of which are vacation/personal days, and then two weeks where I either train the next person or fix everything that broke during my vacation and write some more documentation.

My goal here is to take at least a year off and try to get my writing career off the ground. Am I making enough money at this point to support myself? Ha ha, absolutely not! In fact, I'm making negative money when you factor in covers, editing, software, etc. But I have enough savings to live off for at least a year, which gives me some time to start building things up.

Sometimes I do have the confidence of a mediocre white man!

Various family members kept referring to me as "retired" over the weekend, but I consider myself to be living in Schrödinger's paradox -- I'm either a full-time author or I'm unemployed. I won't know until sometime next year. Then I might need to get another day job, but I'll worry about it then.

In the meantime, I intend to have a lot of fun!

Close-up of grey cat sniffing a yellow flower.
Guido finds this flower suspicious


Hilary said...

I'm super proud of this choice, FYI. And also living vicariously through you and also deeply confident in your ability to do this. Go go go!

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Thank you! Step one should probably be to stop browsing the internet and get back to writing... :)

Hilary said...

Hush your mouth surely that's not how any of this works. :)

Route 8 said...

This is exciting and a smart move!!

Theresa B (of Nebulopathy) said...

Thanks! I don't know about smart, but I'm going to claim it's necessary. And definitely exciting!