Boy, the dust is pretty thick around here, but at least there are no critter droppings.
So. I've been away awhile. Things got a leetle bit crazy this past year. Where to begin? Well, as documented in prior posts, I left my job at Major Well-Known Internet Company a bit less than two years ago and started a little consulting firm. This has gone extremely well, better than I could have hoped, and yet has turned out to not be quite the fresh start I was looking for. I am still me, after all, and before I knew it, my path veered sharply away from anything to do with writing and all the way back into my old stomping grounds of data management. Suddenly I find myself in essentially the same job at a tech startup that I had left at Major Well-Known Internet Company - with all the same frustrations and far less time to write.
Time to refocus. Let's start with Lessons Learned:
- I really enjoy this tech stuff, especially the part about being good at it.
- I'm not too chicken to give up a good income to run my own business, but I am too chicken to give up a good income to write.
- I enjoy all the stuff that goes with writing - talking with authors, learning about the craft, and following the industry - at least as much as I enjoy writing itself.