So one of the biggest problems with being a creative person is that the paychecks are not always when you want them. This means having a job to pay the bills while you are working on your bigger projects. Also being that I have a family to feed we just can't do the whole "I can eat instant ramen one more night". So off to get a job I go.
One of the biggest problems is that I'm very good at what I do. REALLY good. This means I have tons of experience and awards it also means that most companies are afraid to hire me at a lower rate because they fear that I will jump ship the moment someone offers me a decent paycheck (They are not wrong). The other problem is that at my level of expertise there are not many jobs and the few that exist result in a 90 min train ride into Sydney. This is time away from family and projects.
So what does one do with this problem when you have a major project coming up? You get a Job at a factory.
That is right I am not doing IT anymore I'm working on a factory building RVs.
But lets look at this closer
- I can walk to work.
- The hours are 7 Am to 3:30
- No Train fees
- No weekend shifts
- I can be home by 3:45 and start working on Invoke
- I can leave my job at the factory
- The work is so easy part of my brain is writing stories.
So that is what I have been doing. New job making is so I can still eat while working on Invoke. This does mean that I'm not going to be spending as much time on Twitter. it also means that I'm going to be a little slow on listening to Podcasts.
So Expect more from this space soon. As am spending a Hour or two every day working on Invoke.