Sunday, December 11, 2011

Getting a Little Closer

Helloooooooo!  I'm hooooooooome! 

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:
  1. I really enjoy this tech stuff, especially the part about being good at it.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
So, I'm course-correcting.  I'm not ready to dedicate time to writing, but I am leaving the new/old job to focus on a new project that has everything to do with writing minus actually writing.  Baby steps, right?


  1. Hiya!

    I think you're brave to leave a job to be self-employed and I'm glad you know where you're going now! I hope it works out and you maybe, maybe write a little!

  2. How exciting and brave!!! Enjoy your bliss.