Wednesday, September 6, 2017

IWSG: Finding a Day Job You Love



I don't know how big this is about to be, font-wise (I'm on my phone), but hello! This is the monthly blog hop for Insecure Writers. Feel free to join in at www.insecurewriterssuportgroup.com. There you can visit the Sensei, Alex J. Cavanaugh, the co-hosts for the month, and other insecure writers!

I am writing this while hiding in the basement at work. I've been doing secretary work since I quit my data entry job way back when, and I kind of regret it daily. But I didn't prepare well enough and certainly didn't know well enough to find a job I like. I thought I'd get published right out of college. Pfff.

So, while you're writing and waiting, and if you can't afford to not work, definitely find a day job that makes you happy in the meantime. It's no fun dreading going in to work each day.

This month's question has a less dismal answer from me: Have you ever surprised yourself with your writing?

I have! My current WIP in particular has gone places I never expected, and I love it. I hope others will, too, one day.

See you around the blogosphere!

11 comments:

  1. Yes, definitely gwt a job you don't loathe. It helps. But the writing is THE job, so it always seems like it's not enough, even when you like the job.

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    1. I wish I could just write as a job right now.

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  2. I've recently thought about getting a day job again. I've got the lengthy employment gap from staying home to raise my daughter so it seems I'm qualified to do exactly nothing. Sigh.

    I hope you find that fulfilling day job you love. That's the dream.

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    1. I know some employers are sensitive to that. You should give it a try.

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  3. Sorry you're not enjoying your job. Working in a basement sounds dismal.

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    1. I was hiding there. lol I work upstairs. But thanks!

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  4. Yeah I know how you feel. Used to dread work at one stage. :-/

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  5. I'm going to have to head back to the day job world soon (after years of raising the family) and keep asking my kids 'what should I be when I grow up?' Hope you have some light in your basement!

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  6. Ooh, hiding in the basement. Sounds like a creepy setting for a suspenseful plot!

    Day jobs? Ouch. Who can enjoy Gum Drop Island chocolates and tales when they're at a factory, or desk, or loud machinery all day? *shudders* Nope. The best thing about day jobs is retiring! Heh heh

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  7. It is tough to have a job that's not fun.
    Happy news on the writing front! Happy writing in September!

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  8. Day jobs people enjoy actually exist? Where?! LOL.

    Sorry your current job is so dreadful, but hurray for being surprised by your writing! That kind of thing is always fun, for sure...

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