Sunday, February 15, 2015

Jobs, Books, and Travel

Playing on the iPod~ Hozier
Current Read~ Digging into my TBR stack~

Current Fav TV~ Wolves
Looking forward to watching Dracula 

Current WIP~ Yes, Silver Tears.
 New phone project~ working on my Halloween story.

Do you have a job, part time or full time?
Does it help support your writing habit? 
I do. Mine does.

     Here's a bit of information you might find funny (because I'm an introvert) I work in sales, what are the chances of that! Yes, I spend my time advertising, talking, and making calls, and then I go to trade shows pushing my wares and talking, and talking, and explaining, and talking, and being around dozens of people, if not hundreds. Then there's the small talk between booths, other sales people, and the business dinners. It can be overwhelming.  As a salesperson, I travel, not as mush as some people do, because I have another job within the same company, and that job demands me to stay in the office :(
     I'm explaining this because when I do travel I take a book. Right, who doesn't?  A book means time to relax, enjoy another world, and forget I have stuffed my belongings into a suitcase. My favorite travel books are collections of short stories. They're easy to read, short, and I can read a story a night and look forward to a new one. Well, this time I took a collection that included Angela Knight! If you're familiar with her work, you know she writes some pretty steamy stuff (that includes vampires and werewolves, my favorite, just saying). So, I'm reading this one evening as I sit and have a glass of wine, when it occurs to me, maybe it wasn't the best choice. That idea was quickly solidified when I was doing my sales thing and couldn't help but think, it would be great if vampires and werewolves were real while explaining to a potential customer how he/she would benefit from buying my equipment. LOL, it was tough.
    And then there's writing. The minutes tick by when all I want to do sit with my notebook. By the way, I'm going to Boston next month to enjoy their snow! I'm going to have to buy a coat, as I live in Southern California and don't own one. :)

How do you get it all done~ writing, reading, work, and travel?

We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time.

T. S. Eliot
Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.

E. L. Doctorow

 While this isn't about writing, it is about photography, and well, yea. 

Travel becomes a strategy for accumulating photographs.

Susan Sontag

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