Friday, April 06, 2007
I feel I owe you something of an apology.
I haven't written for three months, and you may be wondering what happened to me.
I'm still here.
My new job drains away creative energy that I used to tap for this blog and others. I spend my days writing letters to VIPs, explaining the complex operations and programs of a giant government enterprise in simple, clear, direct language. It's not as easy as it sounds.
I also do a huge amount of editing of the written work of others.
Intense pressure and amazingly short deadlines - yesterday I had four hours to comb through a year's reports and make a half-dozen phone calls, then compile a report - these have taken a toll.
Jane says I'm a lot more grouchy than before.
My home business is starting to take off - we are consistently turning a solid profit from week-to-week. And I have discovered that I enjoy using my wits as an entrepreneur and succeeding well at it. In short, making money can be fun.
But, like everything else, it takes time.
I have no plans to abandon blogging. I have some initiatives under way to shed some responsibilities at work and simplify, through automation, others. I am refining my home business operation so that certain tasks that took as long as an hour now take only a few minutes.
So check back in a month or so. There might be something here worth reading.