Friday, August 29, 2014

FRIDAY STIR FRY - the writing life

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I've often said on here, at work, at the bar and anywhere somebody will listen that I would love to quit my job and write full time. What a wonderful life I imagine that would be. Ahhhh .....

A writer friend of mine did just that a few weeks ago; quit her job and is staying home. I so envy her. If only I had the balls.

Unfortunately, some sort of income is needed. Although, I've published a book, my royalties so far would buy a gallon of milk, a dozen eggs and a pound of bacon. Barely enough to survive a week. I'm still several years away from drawing Social Security. My meager pension wouldn't last me long. What to do?

I need to win Powerball. In fact, I'm going to go buy a ticket right now. See ya later.

(if any of you have some ideas for me, please comment)


  1. I understand, Wanda. I know retirement sounds wonderful and in some ways it is lovely. But remember I only left the job because I was just too sick to work and you really don't want to leave for that. Still, I'll be the first to admit the jobs you and I had will sap you of most of your humanity. I wish you could leave too. Those HA jobs just become unendurable.

    As for making it, I don't know yet how hard it is going to be for me. I've been very blessed because of a small widow's pension I got at my husband's death. I'm hoping that this coupled with that tiny pension I get from the housing authority I'll be able to make it. If it isn't, I've got to find something else fast. It won't pay nearly what I made with the old job and probably will require just as many hours. So, all isn't roses. As you know it isn't a step to take blindly.

    On the up side, for the last four or five days, I've been doing writerly stuff! That part is fun. But it has taken me 4 weeks to get to that point. That's how long it has taken to just recover from all the stress!

    I hope you win that lottery!

    1. You'll be fine Dixie. Just getting out of the job will make things a lot better for you in the long run. Keep writing and I'll keep trying to win the lottery.

  2. Rob a bank? And don't get caught. Of course, if there's a huge reward, I'll turn you in, then I can retire.

  3. Well, thanks a lot Shirley. Some kind of friend you are. ;-)

  4. But we're talking enough money to retire!

  5. Thanks Wanda... I'm not sorry, even without the money.

  6. Hang in there. You never know what the next few years may bring. :)