|Image: Gail Galbraith|
Long, long, long, long, looooooooong day yesterday. For some reason I was up and into work before 7:30am and laying into a large fresh coffee with a sausage and tattie scone roll. Scrumptious, but I was ravenous by 10am from eating it so early.
I’ve not spoken about it for a while but the day job is still going very well indeed. I’m challenged, motivated and really enjoying my work. Being in the position I was moved to means I’m learning daily how to manage (handle?) staff, which is the biggest learning curve of all and something that takes a lot of conscious thinking about every move made or thing said.
The main thing for me was always going to be balancing the day job and my writing aspirations. There’s no point in charging myself up like a nuclear battery during the book festival only to burn myself out and not be able to write in the evenings or early morning. Experience, and and a lot of tweaking, has got me to being able to do just that, all of which means life is pretty damn good.
I started reading Bill Clegg’s book, Portrait of an Addict as a Young Man and made it to about one third of the way through on the first sitting. It’s an extraordinary read, both in the prose used and the story it’s telling; I had to force myself to put it down and get some sleep but I could easily have read well into the night just to finish it.
To today then, and shortly I’ll be heading into town on what is a cloudy and breezy morning in Edinburgh. I’m not taking any walks today but I am going to a coffee shop for a read. I also want to pick up the DVD of The League of Extraordinary Gentleman for the deconstruction workshop next week. Remember I’m on Twitter so you can keep up with my Tweets, pictures, videos and AudioBoos if you want to follow me.
Later on today I want to watch the DVD, read some more, work on GREENER, put the finishing touches to Ranfurly Review and tidy up some of the house. Hopefully I can get a good long sleep tonight. It feels as though I’ve been running short all week.
Glad to hear the day job is fulfilling instead of soul-sucking. That makes a huge difference, doesn’t it?
Enjoy the film — looking forward to having you on board next week.