• Edie Montreux


This post brought to you by the Vertellis question: Which aspect of your life will be your focus in the coming year?

I've been all over the place lately. I had three day-job projects racing each other to the finish line, each one inching ahead to demand attention. One's finally over, one's running smoothly, and one is a dumpster fire, but we'll get through it.

I did everything I could last year to prove I wanted to stay in my day job. I think I was trying to convince myself. This year, I'm going to focus on the job I want, not the job I have. This shouldn't come as a shock to any of you: I want to write full-time.

No more 60-hour work weeks. The project will get done; I don't need to kill myself for it. Instead, I'm going to take the side-projects mean something to me. I'm going to learn and grow as a human and as an author. Both will improve my skills in my current day job, too.

I've cut back to one blog per week. I'm out of the pre-planned blog ideas I borrowed from Vertellis at the beginning of the year, so it's time to pre-plan some more. I've set aside two hours every night to write, but somehow dinner and the news end up stealing half of it. Weekends. I'm writing/editing on weekends. Again. This is not how one creates a writing career.

For the next month, I intend to focus on getting my butt in that chair for those two hours.

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