Friday, 18 February 2011


... for being such a bad and infrequent blogger. Goodness knows what my new followers must think. I used to have things to say once upon a time - and now and again some of them were interesting.
My only excuse is that things are still up in the air regarding the day job and as I'm sure at least some of you will know that occupies pretty much every waking hour of the day. Well that's not my only excuse actually, the other one is that I haven't really done anything that's worth mentioning. Maybe that is connected to my first excuse though.
Since I stopped writing fiction I'm not struggling with word counts or rejigging plots and I just seem to get on with it. I'm still not as prolific as I was before Christmas but that may also be connected to the first excuse. if only I didn't need a day job life would be so much easier. Some of you may remember though from the full time writing experiment earlier in the year I cannot support myself through writing and I do need a day job. Plus, for me personally (and this could prove a problem if I do get my fiction mojo back and get a book deal which means I have to write full time) freelancing is a bit too unstable for me. I like to know that there is going to be monet going into the bank once a month and that it will be enough to just about cover the bills. I know its not very adventurous but I'm not prepared to see my family go under so that I can follow a dream.
Talking of fiction mojo - I haven't got it back yet but I am building up to revisiting a project in a months time or so. I am going to knuckle down to it and see what happens. Its not coming back on its own so maybe I have to force the issue.
I'll try not to be away so long next time.


Jarmara Falconer said...

I know just what you mean, Colette R.E my new posting.

Karen said...

There never seems to be enough hours in the day for everything we want, or would like, to do. I ordered some extra hours for Christmas, but Santa clearly wasn't listening!

Hope your mojo comes back soon - they do need a kick up the backside sometimes :o)

Colette McCormick said...

Jamara - cheers
Karen - I know - he wasn't listening to me either.

Suzanne Jones said...

My own blog posts have been very infrequent of late - must be something in the air.

Hope the worries with the day job are resolved soon. And I'm sure the fiction writing mojo will return when you revisit that project.


Colette McCormick said...

Thanks Suzanne

David said...

I'm the same as you Colette in that I like the idea of a regular wage coming in. The flexibility of freelancing appeals more than the uncertainty regarding wages. But you know once you get a couple of regular 'writing gigs' in the bag that might give you the confidence you need to give it a whirl.

Glad to hear you haven't given up on fiction completely.

David said...

I'm similar to you Colette in that I don't think I could do without a regular wage coming in - and knowing how much that's going to be...

But you know maybe once you and I get a few regular 'writing gigs' going, we'd be willing to give it a go.

Glad to hear you haven't given up on fiction. I loved reading your stories!


Colette McCormick said...

David - I'd like to think that one day I'd be brave enough to freelance properly but I do like that regular wage. Thanks for the kind words about my fiction.