The meeting to reset the Radiation Angels website is Sunday. I feel like a general marshaling my forces, hammering things into position to deadly effect. Deep inside I have a sense that this is my career, my purpose in life. I am here to capture words and spin them into dancing clouds that can inspire, terrify, or destroy.
A few months ago, I met JA Konrath, a man of no small skill and a very giving nature. Before this begins to sound like a commercial for eHarmony, he also gave me some pretty harsh advice. Mainly he told me that I could write as a hobby, or I could do it as a career. Since then I’ve been considering quitting my day job, but that is a long drop with sharp rocks at the bottom. If I jump, and I can write myself a pair of wings in before I hit bottom, there is no limit to how high I can go. If I fail then I’m going to pull a Daedalus trashing a job I have spent 7 years getting into, used to. Given the gravity of this economy the spatter could be exceptional.
I have to laugh because this emo life crap is exactly what I said I was NOT going to do with this new blog. Sometimes I just feel like my career moves too slowly to keep a blog going. I need to develop content, but that leads back to ‘have no time because of work’ and then I’m right back to: Quit being a coward and quit.
The eternal question:
Job that pays or career that fulfills?
Well there is at least some movement. I will be at Sci Fi City in Northgate Mall signing copies of Snow and Steel with Joe Cowles, as well as the few remaining copies of Key to Damocles that I have on hand. Come and see us from 3pm-7pm on Saturday, July 18th.
Come and see me. Smack me in the head. Tell me to get moving.