Welcome to the December volume of IWSG, Life and its Curve Balls. I’ve been thrown a big one with a steep learning curve, and am trying to keep my eye on the ball and my arm in a smooth arc as I learn the rules to this new game!
I’m learning what life as a Construction Project Manager is like. The only time I get for writing lately is in my head. However, it is for a worthy cause and is only for a limited time so I’m not complaining. My favorite saying is “Life is what happens when you’re busy planning something else.” This project involves renovations of about twenty buildings and the construction of a brand new one on a 100 acre camp in the mountains! I am in charge of the money so am following the PM around and working with him to understand exactly what is going on.
I have found that this job feels much like editing does. One is constantly going over the same ground to make sure all the “little” things are taken care of, shaped, and checked on to make sure they make sense. I never would have compared the two, but managing a construction site and editing a novel have a lot in common.
I’m in over my head, but am enjoying the learning, just as I feel/do with writing/editing.
Have you ever compared what you do for a “day” job to your writing?
In terms of your writing career, where do you see yourself in five years
and what’s your plan to get there?
I see myself having published at the very least four more novels, one family drama and three historical fiction. I plan to, after I finish this latest construction project, spend whatever time it takes to get that done. Then I want to go on a road trip and visit friends while holding readings/signings all over the country. And I’ll start attending local and regional “art” fairs/annual festivals and book fairs to market my wares…
See you in 2017
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December 7 posting of the IWSG