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Day 26: The Day Job is Totally Kicking My Ass…But I’m Still Writing

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The 2011 Legislative Session is being a tricksy thing. Started out deceptively mild, but it’s shifted into full gear and is now thrashing my ass. Weekends and late nights galore.

This week looks to be pretty hellish. All the legislators are scrambling to get their bills introduced before Day 30, Crossover Day–when bills have to pass at least one chamber or be dropped–coming up next Wednesday.

Put aside the novel last week to work on another writing project, but just fired that baby off (it’s still in the glint-in-the-eye stage, so I can’t say more about it). Now getting ready to pick Dragon Queller back up. Overall, words-per-day dropping to less than 500, but the important thing is to keep chugging away. Right? Right??



Originally published at EugieFoster.com. You can comment here or there.

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On March 8th, 2011 07:30 pm (UTC), cathshaffer commented:
I am curious what your day job is. It sounds interesting.
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On March 8th, 2011 07:42 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
I work for the Georgia General Assembly as a legal editor for legislative counsel. There's three other editors and a senior editor, and we edit all the bills and resolutions the office attorneys draft on behalf of the legislators and lobbyists for content, house style, and general grammar-punctuation-spelling errors.

I love my job, but it's extremely cyclic throughout the year, with the busiest time being, obviously, when Georgia's legislative session is convened. We're in the busiest, most chaotic, and most grueling period right now. But by the end of April, this office will be tranquil and serene once more.
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On March 8th, 2011 07:45 pm (UTC), cathshaffer replied:
That does sound like an interesting job--at least in theory. I'm sure it gets tiring and tedious, as well.
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On March 8th, 2011 08:00 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
There are indeed some long days, but honestly, I really do love it. I can't think of a job I'd enjoy more, and there's plenty I'd hate--including my last one...eleven years in corporate hell.
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On March 8th, 2011 08:37 pm (UTC), mouseferatu commented:
Right? Right??

Right. :-)

(A lesson I need to relearn myself, apparently...)
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On March 8th, 2011 09:32 pm (UTC), eugie replied:
Keep on keeping on. Say it with me, now. It'll be our mantra, "Keep on keeping on."

Or something...
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