So for about two and a half weeks I have been without an official job. Did I tell you guys I was going to do this? Yeah, I’m doing it! I finished my MFA and I quit my job and then I spent two weeks being funemployed and then I went to a playwriting conference in northern Virginia and now I’m back home and I am sitting at my desk all day reading plays and writing plays and sending emails about plays and crap like that. And writing run-on sentences. And fragments. PROFESSIONAL WRITER, Y’ALL!
Anywayyy. Want to know what it’s like working full time doing the thing you wanted desperately to be doing your whole life? It’s. Awesome. It’s just as I expected! I mean, it still feels like working, which I’m happy about, but yeah, it’s like pretty fun and awesome. I still get wicked sleepy at around 2:30, but the temperature in my office is completely up to me. I am the master of my domain!
Since I’m writing from home full time now I am going to write in this here blog more often. And you guys can hold me to that. It’s important. Get the ideas flowing, you know? Do you guys want to know how my days have been structured so far? Is that boring or like self-indulgent? Eh, I’m going to tell you anyway.
This is an average day for me (I’ve been doing this for two and a half days so I definitely think that’s a big enough sample size to get a good idea of how the rest of my life will play out, don’t you agree?):
8:00am – Wake up, tell Billy to get in the shower, read 8 pages of The Girl Who Played With Fire
8:30am – Get out of bed, get dressed in running clothes, remain in running clothes for quite some time
9:00am – Read email
9:30am – Go for a run, get home, justify skipping abs exercises
10:00am – Take shower, prepare breakfast, eat in front of computer while reading/writing more emails
10:30am – Decide it is time to start buckling down. Write in journal about how much I hate my hair. It’s growing out of a short cut. Is this something that every woman in America goes through? “I’m bored with my hair, let’s cut it short. I like it for three days then I desperately miss having long hair and I don’t feel feminine anymore.” Is that just like a universal truth?
10:40am – Make a to do list in journal
10:45am – Write some sluggish pages in this play I’m working on. Tell self that I’m not blocked on it, I’m just stuck in some maple syrup or… like, peanut butter. It’s sluggish but it’s still moving.
12:00pm – Make lunch, eat it while reading a play.
2:00pm – Read way too many blogs or (on a good day like today) write a blog for you guys!
3:00pm – Finish reading whatever play I picked that day.
4:00pm – Write some more peanut butter scenes. Google things. Read more blogs. Buy tickets to plays. Pack my schedule so full of evening social engagements that I can barely breathe.
5:30pm – Give up on work. Start planning dinner. Read The Girl Who Played With Fire while drinking a Brooklyn Summer.
Some days I have meetings with directors! I had one on Monday for example! That breaks things up nicely. I don’t know. Seems pretty okay so far. You guys should try this! Let’s all quit our jobs!