Thursday, November 1, 2007

When The Day Job Becomes Annoying

I'm starting to hate my day job. I've always been a diligent worker and devoted to my job, but as I find myself delving into my writing more and more I find myself becoming easily annoyed with the work that drives me away.

It's early in the morning here right now and I should be getting in my car right now to drive to work. But my internal muse is sulking and pitching a fit. She hates sitting there in that cube, working with numbers and spreadsheets all day. She detests having to answer the same questions over, and over and over again.

But I tell her we need to do it. So she tortures me all day coming up with creative lines of dialogue I couldn't possibly remember.

I hate that I find myself getting distracted and not liking work. That isn't me, but I can't seem to stop it.

How do you deal with it?


Alice Audrey said...

Can you get away with working part time, money wise? The thing about being an accountant is that a LOT of people need one. You don't have to be on the corporate ladder. All I did was mention to a friend that I could help her with her taxes and within a couple of years I had a dozen clients. I never put my name in the phone book or in anyway advertised. I just said yes when people asked. However, I didn't charge a lot and didn't get rich doing it. Now I only have three cients because I moved, and was very careful not to let anyone know I was available while my kids were little.

Natasha said...

Cara, I tell myself the ddj is supporting my writing until the writing can support me. Some days it helps. Other days...

Let's just say I can totally relate!