wine on the keyboard

Monday Monday

by Kay~Kacey on 5/2/2005

Yes, it’s back to the pesky day job. I guess I should be glad I have one and it pays the bills. Well, some of them anyway :wink:

So how many of you aspiring authors (or published authors for that matter) dream of the day you can stay home and write?? Damn, I sure do. Even if I don’t make a full living at it. The dh can still go to his pesky day job and bring in money :mrgreen: Though I do worry about my self discipline. I find that the busier I am, the more I get done. It’s like I’m forced into being organized and prioritizing.

I just had a weekend of drifting through life without getting ANYTHING ACCOMPLISHED ™. Would I be like that if I stayed home to write?? Now, I’m not saying that an occasional down weekend is bad. It was actually quite nice. Though I’m thinking my youngest might have to go to school naked because I didn’t do laundry, and the dust is deep enough to write in, and I could feed a small army (okay, I lied…I LARGE army) off my kitchen floor. Didn’t write a word. Oh, but hey, I did get a mother’s day present for my wonderful mom, does that count?? :angel: (I’m her favorite, just ask my mom… No, don’t ask my sister and my brother is out of the contest because he’s…well he’s MALE)

One other thing…summers are hard for me. It’s our busiest time at work, and all my critique partners are home for the summer. The other CPs that work out of the house are teachers. Sigh. A whole summer off work.

Well, like I said, I dream of the day I can stay home and write. . . :typing:

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Mary May 2, 2005 at 8:09 am

Dreams do come true. I stay home and write but it took me a long time.

Rene May 2, 2005 at 9:04 am

Be careful what you wish for, it may come true. I got laid off in Nov. 2001. I stayed home for a few months convinced I was going to write like a crazed demon. By May of ’02 I was ready to go back to work just to get out of the house. My writing had ceased to exist. My time was taken up with childcare and housecleaning. Then I discovered I was pregnant, so the job hunt ended before it began.

So now I am an SAHM and my husband and I have decided that is the way to go for now. My writing is finally getting back to where it was before I started staying home.

I remember when I worked. My friends and I would shop at Target on our lunch hours and watch the SAHM’s with their kids and we were so jealous. Now, boy, I do miss those days.

Jill May 2, 2005 at 9:10 am

I got to give up the day job a couple of years ago and now write full time. It’s a dream come true … Well, except for those days I actually have to write …

Tori May 2, 2005 at 12:41 pm

Rene’s right. You should be careful what you wish for. If not laid off (which is probably unlikely in your case :lol: ), you could be like me and be forced to go on disability. While I like the staying home part, the pain, exhaustion, and lack of brain is Not Fun.

kacey May 2, 2005 at 1:06 pm

well, I did the SAHM thing when my kids were little. Man, that was exhausting! But I was grateful that I was able to do it. But once they were all in school, I went back to work.

Now when I even think about cutting back, I get a reality check by thinking about putting our 5 kids through college… 3 of them will be there at the same time :shock: :shock: :shock:

Suzanne May 2, 2005 at 4:19 pm

Stop dreaming! Start living! Yes, I am an enabler! :beer:

Sheri May 2, 2005 at 6:27 pm

Oh yes, I long for the day that I can write full time. But I’m also realistic that Ihave to pay the bills somehow.

Katie May 3, 2005 at 5:55 am

24 more days till summer break. I am soooo ready. Making enough money from writing to stay home and do it full time? I LOVE that goal. :beer:

Michelle May 3, 2005 at 6:04 am

Oooh! I love summers when I can write my brains out. :typing: I want to be a SAHM when the kids are IN SCHOOL. :rofl: Then there will be freedom! And much rejoicing in the land…

Melissa May 5, 2005 at 4:52 pm

I did the SAHM gig for nearly five years. I just recently returned to work this last February and I don’t know how I ever stayed at home for so long. I actually get to talk to adults now! And y’know, I didn’t get much writing done in the midst of feeding the kids and housework, laundry, etc., etc. Of course, I’m great about making excuses. But I think I’m more productive now that I have a job than I was when I stayed at home all day.:crazy2:

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