After working 2-3 jobs at a time to put myself through a BA in English and a MA in English and Creative Writing (while managing chronic health issues and dealing with going through and the aftermath of divorce, I entered into the (not so) exciting field of property management. It gave me steady income, good health benefits (something I can’t do without), a generous rent discount, and new experience for my resume. I spent a few years climbing upward until the company trusted me enough to manage one of their multi-million dollar assets. And I did a great job with it. Still do, actually. But I didn’t do much writing. After all that effort to get those degrees in a field I loved so much, I just couldn’t seem to find the time. I would pick at projects every now and again but nothing serious and I didn’t submit anything to contests or for publication for a few years. Not that that time was wasted. I was just focused on other things I wanted to accomplish.
While 2020 sucked royally (for so many), it gave me an opportunity to return to writing. Working remotely for more than half of each day gave me time to jump back and forth between job duties and writing. I finished the first draft of my novel, which I’ll be sharing here under The Huntress of Iyhiri. And I started writing all kinds of random things. Notes, half ideas, odd story lines from dreams. And then I decided I was ready to start submitting to online publications.
One of the sites I found is called Robot Butt, an eclectic collection of offbeat humor of which I wanted to be a part. And I received the news today that my piece was published. I’m really excited to be doing something I love again.
To check out “Fuck You, Diabetes (An Un-Love Letter), click here. I’d love to hear what you think of it.