Sunday, March 09, 2008

Okay, you know the drill...boy have I been swamped! LOL So you know how I've been saying that lately, everytime I have a deadline and a good groove going, life steps in a throws a curveball? Well, needless to say, opening day has started early this year. So, my last contract assignment ended for me and it's one of those things that's both good and bad. Good, because it frees me up and lets me make some changes.

Bad, because the timing is when I really need to focus on finishing up book three. So, while I feel relieved, I just wished the change could have been a month later.

However, good again because I found something else on a permanent basis and if it had been month later, then I might not have this.

Good because now, I'll have a regular routine and be able to have a regular writing schedule again and be in control more because I know what to expect.

So, basically, the good outweighs the bad and I'm excited! Okay, you know the trip to Atlanta? Well, it was for job interviews. The day my last contract assignment ended, I decided to throw out my resume out there and open myself up to relocation, JUST TO SEE what was out there. And I was only looking at the only area where I had a large amount of family members. I didn't want to start all over in a new area where I knew absolutely no one. Been there, done that. Too old for that now. LOL So, anyway, long story short, after putting out the feelers, in two weeks, I had not only one, but two job offers. Two companies that really wanted me. It was like being torn between two lovers. I mean, not that I've ever experienced that before, but I imagine that's what it would feel like. LOL

So, anyway, yes, now there's another major delay in getting the third book to my agent (*note to self...think of excuse to provide to agent tomorrow and beg her not to drop me). But on the exciting end....I'M MOVING TO GEORGIA!!! Macon, GA to be exact. It's a great move. First of all, the company seems to be a great one. And I believe I'll be in an area that actually will be good for my third book. I have family in Atlanta, which is an hour north of Macon. Plus a ton of friends and sorority sisters. Come to think of it, it seems like I know more people in Atlanta than I do here in St. Louis! LOL

Supposed to be moving into corporate housing later this week, so now I'm in the midst of packing up as much as I can load in my car and whatever I'll need over the next month or two. So, naturally, that means loss time from writing my book and on my blog. But hey, that's a writer's life for ya! :-)


Frederick Smith Sun Mar 09, 08:25:00 PM EDT  

Wow! Congrats on the move to Georgia. I've been seriously considering a change to Atlanta. Best of luck with the move... and finishing book 3. I'm sure your agent understands the delays :-)

Carleen Brice Wed Mar 12, 11:05:00 AM EDT  

Sounds like a good move for you. Congrats!

Your post reminds me of a corporate seminar on stress management I took a few years ago. The trainer told this long folk tale where one thing after another kept happening and each time something happened the character in the story would say "Good luck? Bad luck? Who knows?" and just move forward.

Rose Sun Mar 23, 06:13:00 PM EDT  

Congratulations on your move.....

DIMPLEZNMORE Fri Apr 25, 09:50:00 PM EDT  

WOW Cherylnn, This is Vicki from Vic's Class at Bally's. . . CONGRATS on your move! Welcome to the east coast!!!