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Random Thursdays: If I Didn’t Have To Work…


Oh, that’s something we’ve all thought, right? I would be less stressed and have time for all of the things that I want to do. All of those projects would suddenly get done: the knitting, the scrapbooking, the mountains of little DIYs that I add to my Pinterest boards but don’t find the time to complete. I would be cooking and baking up a storm. I would have time for all sorts of art events and visits with friends. My house would always be clean and spotless.
Mainly, though…if I didn’t have to work, I would be writing up a storm. I’ve been making microscopically slow process trying to write my first novel, and I do blame my hectic work schedule. It’s very hard to come home from work in the morning, complete chores and errands and a half a dozen other to-dos, work on the blog, play with the cats, visit with the husband (if he’s not at work that day), and then sit down to work on a chapter. With everything in life, there is very little time to write–and when I do sit down to write, half the time, I’m too tired to even type.
As it is, I scrape out a few sentences or a few hundred words as often as I can, but the going is slow. Sometimes I think it will take me years to finish this book! But I’ll keep trying. Who knows, maybe someday I will be able to make a living from writing–and then I won’t have to work, because work and my hobby will become one. Wish me luck!
If you didn’t have to work, what would you be doing? Tell me in the comments!

2 Comments

  • MakeUp Guinea Pig

    My dad has been working on a memoir for about a decade now, I think! He’s just about finished with the final edit. I only mention this because, though it may take a decent chunk of time, you can accomplish anything if you just keep pluggin’ away! :) Good luck with your novel! As long as you’re enjoying it, that’s really what counts in the end!

    -Christine

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