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Confessions of a 20-Something Author: Part 2

Well, I've joined the workforce again. I'm working days at a fast food joint and doing schoolwork/promoting/writing by night. I feel like a vampire. I haven't slept a full-night's sleep in days. Even when I literally pass out at a decent bedtime hour, I stay awake all night fretting/thinking.

For the past two weeks, I've been so busy, I didn't even remember to turn in some assignments. I know what you're thinking, I shouldn't have gone to college when I had so many other responsibilities, but I'm not going to allow lack of time to come in the way of my dreams. There is no excuse. Besides, I wanted to do something to make myself happy, because the wedding I planned 6 months for, didn't happen. (Don't worry, we're still engaged.) This is the main reason why I got another job: money. Other than the 20 hours plus of classwork/homework for 2 classes, college is great. I could write essays like nobody's business. :)

If there is such a thing as writing withdrawal that is what I'm experiencing right now. Without writing, I'm completely lost. I love it even more than college. Even more than playing video games. I want it to be the only thing I ever do right in my life. But without a roof over my head...writing would be very hard to do, indeed. Do you want to know why I write in the first place?

The truth is:
I write to escape from reality.

I'm not saying everything I've experienced (so far) is worse than anyone else, but to me, to what I want from life, it could've gone very different. By now, I'd have a Bachelor's Degree in English and I'd be on the next plane to Ireland/England to teach some type of writng/reading course at one of their schools. Or maybe I'd just travel the world teaching people to read. Either way, I'd get around.

Of course, if I never embarked on my current path (life is funny that way), I probably wouldn't have the best fiance in the world. Although, we swear that we'd find each other no matter what. :)

Good thing there is such a genre as "Historical Romance", because it's saved me a lot of traveling remorse. Every book is an adventure in a time/place I haven't visited yet. It takes me away from the day to day struggle. I just hope I could do more for my readers than write a blog once a week. :)

Last week, I talked about priorities and what people think is more important than writing, this week I vow to write no matter how much time I have. I. must. write. book. two. no. matter. what.

I'd love to hear your confessions. If you have any to share, please put them in a comment below. Thank you for reading!!! Until next time...

Happy writing!
Diva J.
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Anonymous said...

Oh dear, it's hard without money. And I'm really, really sorry about the marriage. But hey, you guys will find a way!
I don't have any confessions to make, other than that my life seems perfect at the moment. Of course, I wish I had more time to write, but I do like my part-time job as an accountant, because I have the nicest people in my office, and if I didn't go there every morning, I believe I wouldn't see the sun all week. Because once I come home, the first thing I do is boot up my laptop and work on my novels. My family has to share me with that passion, and that's the only "not so bright side" of being a writer, that I can't be there for them more hours a day. But hey, they know me and they love me...so how can it get better than that? :)

I wish you a wonderful day and an angel who whispers the right lottery numbers into your ear!

Chin up!

Diva J. said...

Don't worry, Piper, I'll get married eventually. I'm so glad that you are able to write despite having a job and a family. Most people (spouses, kids, parents, siblings, etc.) aren't as understanding, you know. Oh, and the people at my work are very nice, so that is a plus.

I appreciate your kind words and I wish you the very best in your writing. :)

-Diva J.

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