Tuesday, March 11, 2008

My 'Real' Job

Currently Reading: The Face of a Stranger, by Anne Perry.

E-Book: YES! I finally own Honeysuckle and Thief of Mine! I'll hopefully get to Honey's story later today:)

Many of you know I wear many hats...author, wife, mom, Laundry Goddess, Head Cheerleader (in some cases, anyway!), Head Chef, and part-time social secretary. Well, I'm about to tackle another role: Substitute Teacher's Aid.

I love kids. I always have. I especially like them when they're too young to cop an attitude...okay, who am I kidding? I've baby-sat some temperamental 3-month olds! And it's really nice when, at the end of the day, they go home to their own parents.

Authors are sometimes dealt a bum wrap, unless your name happens to be at the top of the Best-Seller's list. When sales are going good, our SO's are gunning for us, saying "Go baby, go! Sell your little heart out!" But when sales are down, we hear those dreaded words "So...when are you going to get a REAL job?"

Real Job: n. A job that pays a regular paycheck, and is often defined by actually leaving the house once in a while. Usually 9-5, but not limited to these hours!

I have my first interview in seven years tomorrow. I know I'll most likely get it; I just have to go through the formality since these people have never heard of me. And the beauty of it is that if they do need me, I can still say 'no' if I've had insomnia, or my characters are screaming at me to write. And I can still go on my book tour on the weekends.

Speaking of which, it looks as if Kelly and I might actually get to meet in PERSON! Imagine that...here we've chatted on a semi-regular basis, typing frantically to keep up with everyone else's trains of thought, and yet we live in opposite corners of the state. But next month will change all that. We've been offered our choice of two booksigning dates; so far everything looks good. I just hope my vehicle cooperates and holds together for the trip! When everything is finalized, I'll post the date and time under my Calendar to the right.

In the meantime, Kelly's second book, Marriage Mart, is released today! And no, I do not have a witty ditty (hahaha...what's that called, a hink-pink?) prepared. Maybe tomorrow. Check back:)


Unknown said...

I hope you get or got the job

barbara huffert said...

Ooh good luck Molly even though you rule and don't need it.

Phoenix said...

I'm an advocate for saying "no" to some of those titles. It's a necessary evil to work, but volunteering when you're strapped... not so much.

Thanks for posting about Marriage Mart. See you in April.

Molly Daniels said...

Wait until you see what I've got up my sleeve for Wednesday's post...