Thursday, October 9, 2014

Two New Books, Coming Soon!

I'm working again this month.

Like, for other people. 

For money. 

And even though it's great because it's childcare and kids are awesome, I gotta say... I don't know how y'all do it. 

I mean, it's been over two years since I had a "job," and after all that time of working entirely for myself -- and working entirely on being creative and making stuff and being more creative -- it just seems nuts to me that there are now days when I only get three or even (gasp!) two hours to work on my novels and screenplays and suchlike. 

I try to ameliorate that monstrous reality by getting up between four-thirty and five most mornings to spend a few hours banging away at the keys before my kid gets up or I have to go off to work, but it's just not enough. 

It isn't. 

Time is zipping by, and I am dying, here. 
Every single day, I get one day closer to being dead. 

And even though I'm aware that all the stuff I make is going to crumble to dust and be forgotten anyways, well... I've still got stuff to make, dangit! 

I suppose I could sacrifice significant relationships, hermit myself away in a hole somewhere, and still get a fair bit done. But I've tried that before, and ultimately what happens is I end up in the corner in a fetal position, wishing a bear would barge in and eat my head. So 2-3 hours it is, for now. 

Next month, though, my schedule precludes working for someone else (film festivals to attend, and a visit to Massachusetts to visit a Massachusettsian). So no job-for-Josh in November.

I still need money, though. So by sometime early next month, I'm going to have had released (take that, grammar nazis!) not one, but TWO new books: a novel, and a collection-of-art.

Heads up! 

Be prepared! 

Loosen those purse strings! 

Sincerely, 

The Management

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