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?


Unknown 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 Moore 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!