Thursday, March 1, 2012

Getting There...

I've been trying to be a good blogger... lurking is becoming a bad habit. So yes, those footprints you see around your blog, the candy wrappers... that's all me. Sorry, I'll pick up my mess next time.

I've been trying for some time now to get a second job. Well, I guess I should not have put so much energy out into the ether, because I will be working once more at the Boys and Girls club on my days off until the end of May. BUT, one of the guy's I work with decided to give his notice.

Which means not only will I be working 39 hours a week (basically full-time) but also will be working the B&G's Club as well.

Is it worth it?

Gods yes!!! I need the money so bad. I'm failing at paying some of my medical bills. However, it is seriously taking away from other things. Writing has fallen to the wayside the most. Half the time I get home (around 11 p.m.) and either just want to veg in front of the T.V. or hop on to EverQuest 2. (It's worse than World of Warcraft.)

I need to make a serious commitment to my writing! As well as get back on track with my blogging.

I do have character interviews coming up. I'm waiting on one as we speak. If I get the answers to my interview back in time, I will hopefully post by Friday. So in the meantime, leave a litter can out for me when I come to lurk and maybe do the breathy thing on your window. I'll leave you a secret smiley face. :)

Have a great rest of the week!


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Mel, don't kill yourself with work!

Hart Johnson said...

Hey, to the end of May isn't forever. It should give you some peace of mind to pay down those med bills a little--then you can ease up. I'm with Alex--don't kill yourself. Maybe carry a little notebook to jot the ideas on the way.

Angela Brown said...

I was wondering who left that smiley face on the window :-)

You've got a lot of life-things going. I can understand the need for work, especially for the money to pay down medical bills that just don't stop stacking up - wait, that's me, sorry.

Keep yourself well as I wouldn't want all that hard work to make the situation worse.

Mel Chesley said...

You guys are awesome. No, I won't work so hard that I hurt myself. B&G's Club has all school holidays off and I will only be working 3.5 hours a day there. But right now it is extra cash I desperately need. I don't like to post about my financial woes, at least not in depth. But there are days when I feel like all we can afford in groceries is top ramen and kool-aid. >:P It sucks.
The idea of carrying a notebook is good, thanks Hart. :D

Michael Offutt, Phantom Reader said...

I didn't know you played world of warcraft. I used to play. That's something we have in common. I hope your financial burdens ease up soon Caledonia.

Jamie Gibbs said...

Good luck juggling both jobs, Mel. Don't worry if your writing takes a back seat for a short while, so long as you're good (and not burning yourself out) we're happy :)

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Thanks and enjoy your weekend!

Suze said...

I like the candy wrapper bit. That was cute.