>Today is the first day of the rest of my life. Now that I’m not going out 3 or 4 times a week to work, what will I write about? Do I get more technical? Do I get more writerly? Do I risk getting more boring? Do I give up? Or do I just do what I always do and whitter on about this writer’s life in particular?
I didn’t go out last night, although there were 2 gigs I was invited to. I have to watch the pennies even morerer now and we’re already going out tonight. In fact, I think I have a car full. Tomorrow I’m off to Brum to see my mom and dad as well. Monday is a bank holiday, but I may be working yet, depending on how I do today. The next bank holiday, however, is down in the diary as HOLIDAY. Now I’m not working for a living I don’t have to do the freelancing in my spare time. I do it in my freelancing time.
Freelancing is the new day job.
So, today I have to get my shopping, but there won’t be much food as I’m doing a 2 week
starvation diet … sorry, ahem, detox. From Monday I want to walk up to the village at least once a day, and back, whether it be to buy a paper, post a letter, or just go for a walk. I need to start building up my fitness and losing some of this weight I’ve piled on recently. I can’t afford new clothes now, so I need to slim back down into the ones that I have.
I also need to get some washing on the line … I’ve been hanging the same washing out for a fortnight, or trying to, but it’s either been too windy or too rainy, and I kept thinking “I’ll do it tomorrow”, but it was still windy or rainy or I had to get up early and go to the office. If I don’t catch up with this washing, I’ll be working in my nightie. And then I have to iron a lot of it. I’ll be sorting through my clothes and sending the “work” ones to the charity shop, I think. But they’ll be cleaned and pressed before they go.
Then it’s writing work – I’m in the middle of an annual that’s due in on Tuesday, but if I can finish it today I can file it today and have Monday off – and then getting ready to go out.
No post tomorrow as I’ll be on the road. In fact, I may just always take Sundays off now that I’m freelancing in my freelancing time.