Sing ye choirs of angels….


So, remember how for the past 6 months, the DayJob dumped tons of overtime on me, and then put some extra overtime on top that, and then for good measure, topped the whole thing off with even more overtime?

Last Friday, they told me, “Hey, guess what? You don’t have to do that any more.”

Cue stunned silence, followed by choirs of angels.

It apparently finally became clear to the Powers That Be that it simply isn’t possible to put 20 hours of new tasks on top of 40 hours of regular tasks — not without me falling more and more behind.

So, they gave all that work back to the person they took it from originally. Hooray!

I’ll still need some overtime to catch up on the portion of my regular work that fell behind due to the new work… but after that, I plan to actually have a life again. And write. And communicate with friends. And write. You get the picture.

Of course, the very day I was told this, some viral or bacterial thing hit me with a sledgehammer, and I spent the next 3 days dosed out on Nyquil, then Dayquil, the finally actual prescription meds. Feeling much improved, thank you, though still a bit wembly.

In other news: My Con or Bust entry gained $125 for the fund, and I just sent the journal and book winging its way to the winning bidder.

Bye-bye little book.

6 Responses to “Sing ye choirs of angels….”

  • Lindig Says:

    Yay! I say again, Yay!

    And I got that crud, too, for the past week. Glad you’re feeling better. I am, too.

  • Victoria Janssen Says:

    Hooray! Enjoy your rest…if a normal schedule counts as rest. Here’s hoping you get awarded some comp time, too.

  • Melinda Fleming Says:

    Hooray for fans of really, really good fiction everywhere! Metaphorical candle (which started as an actual candle, remember?) will be ceremonially replaced with the new (but patient) candle of Great Anticipation.

    PS: I still owe you comments re women in (and?) SF. Waiting for less crazy times. May be next year’s con?

  • Huimang Says:

    I’m glad to hear it (I hope it’s not rude for a perfect stranger to jump in and say so). Having lurked around your blog before, I was just rereading the Steerswoman books and wishing that some long-lost great-aunt would turn up and leave you a large sum of money so you could quit your day job. Here’s to more writing and enjoying time.

  • Jim T Says:


    Which I *thought* earlier)…I’m posting now because of I thought I you might want to know of the video I linked my name to, which I saw at APOD and which made me think of the Steerswoman series for reasons I hope are reasonably obvious. 🙂 Though they’re not *quite* as bright as one of the Guidestars.

    (Long(ish) time lurker, probably first time poster but if not, not recently.)