Quitting my Day Job Part 5

It's been three months since I started on this epic journey to become a full time author. I had thought to regale everyone with tales from the trenches but... it is a surprisingly uneventful life for an interesting job title.

Most days I write and do a little social media. I hang out with friends, polish off some wine and think about my books. I've been on a Netflix couch potato binge and I'm waaay behind on my reading. I make my rounds to see how the book is selling and what the new reviews say. For the most part the business is a game of patience.

That's... kind of all I do now. Every day. I'm not being taken on a whirlwind book tour or talking on Ellen. It's quiet, peaceful and relaxing. In short there isn't much to report.

It's not all boring. Having a book out is a great opportunity to connect with other writers. Those who are still working on theirs think you've accomplished a miracle and those with books on the market can talk shop. I've never met a quirkier group of people than writers. You have these totally normal looking Midwestern moms who are making a killing writing gay werewolf erotica. It's insane the level of passion and creativity that you run into.

Seriously you need to have at least one of us at every dinner party. (Seriously... Since I canceled my plated.com subscription, I've been living off Trader Joe's microwaved food).

I interviewed with a company last week. Just to come in a couple days a week and do some Microstrategy stuff. The money's helpful but it also wouldn't hurt to have something else to do. I'm not ready to settle down but I'm open to taking an odd gig or two.


 

Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies Opens in a new windowOpens in a new windowOpens in a new window, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out October. Sign up for themailing list for more info.

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Mike bode is the author of The Queen of Lies, the first installment in the ongoing series, Architects of the Grand Design. His next book comes out October. Sign up for the mailing list for more info. You can find him on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest . (You can also follow him on Goodreads and even Amazon)

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