Write For a Living: Check

I lost my job.

Just thought I’d put that out there in case any of you have somehow missed my bitching and moaning. This was two weeks ago, so it’s old news now. It was unexpected, and it hurt my feelings and my pride, but the timing was excellent, because…

You guys, I’m a writer now. I have had “write for a living” on my Impossible List since its inception. And now I write for a living. Much to my surprise, it’s not via my romance novels. It’s my blog. But I’m making a living at it, and it’s writing, so it totally counts. And I am amazed. Amazed, and proud, and glad. My pipe dream isn’t a pipe dream anymore. I am a writer. Like, a real one that makes money and stuff.

I’ve spent a couple weeks coming to terms with this, and trying to convince myself (and everyone else) that this writing gig is gainful employment. I mean, it is if you just look at the money, but come on. You mean I don’t have to sit at a desk for 8 or 10 hours a day and do what someone else tells me to? This can’t be real.

Anyway, I just wanted to share my little existential career crisis/awesomeness with you before I tell you what I’ve been up to lately. Done and done.

What I Wrote

Dudes, I wrote a metric shit-ton of posts on Pintester, which you should go read:

That should keep you busy for a while.

On Teh Internets

Over at CraftFail, I gave corn dog mini muffins a try, and ended up with something resembling a cornbread sex toy.

The Daily What blew up my site when they wrote up an article about me.

I think they got the story from the Laughing Squid article.

Refinery 29 wrote about me, despite my obvious lack of refinement.

The Frisky said I am hilarious. Twice.

And Bust Magazine likes me, despite the fact that I’ve never shown them my boobs.

Also, I got added to the League of Funny Bitches. I feel totally validated!

On Pinterest, I made a Funny Ladies board where you can see all the other funny ladies on teh Internets who make me laugh until I snort.

What I Read

Soulless (Parasol Protectorate #1) by Gail Carriger – Super cute and funny– loved it. You might have to slog through the first chapter, because it’s weird, but once you get into it, I predict that you will love it.

How to Be a Proper Lady (Falcon Club #2) – Loved it! I really like how Katharine Ashe manages to get a big, sweeping, swashbuckling pirate story, and a traditional Regency story in the same book. Amazing, hot, and lots of fun.

What I Watched

Opera Australia: The Pirates of Penzance – Far superior to the Kevin Kline version, except that it doesn’t have Kevin Kline in it.

Thor – I watched this one because I liked The Avengers. This one was sort of stupid, though. I still think Loki is awesome, but I’m less enthused now about Thor because of his terrible acting and taste in women. Sorry buddy.

Captain America: The First Avenger – I liked it ok, but the whole time I was trying to figure out how they made him look so skinny and short for the first half and so big and ‘roided out for the second half. Special effects: they boggle me.

I started watching The Vampire Diaries because my sister-in-law said it was awesome. So far, it is awesome. And so far I like the bad vampire, which always happens. (Angelus was so much cuter than broodymoody Angel, come on.)

Also started watching Mad Men because I am embarrassed that I am the only adult in the civilized world who hasn’t seen it, and also because one of my college buds is a producer on it, and how cool is that? I’m only a few episodes in, but the characters are amazing and I can’t wait to figure out Don’s backstory. (If you spoil, I will never forgive you.)

Other Crap

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  • Jamie Lee

    I’m so proud of you! It’s not everyone who gets to live their dream, and I’m so happy that you get to =)

  • rfoust

    Yay congrats! It’s always great to get out of a job where you aren’t appreciated, and even better when great stuff falls in your lap as a result! (after a lot of hard work, of course)

  • Lisa

    Good for you! We should have a party. 🙂 BTW, Damon is my favorite vampire.

  • Congratulations. 🙂

  • Well Hell. I’ve spent all summer trying to figure out how not to go back to work in the fall, and you’ve done it. I’d be a lot more jealous if you weren’t always making me laugh.

  • YOU. ROCKSTAR. +one zillion. WIN.

  • Christina Hollis

    Good luck with the writing. It’s the best form of paid employment there is. You’re living the dream, and writing it down!

  • Yakityyak

    Yeah for us reading folk!

  • Emily

    Hooray! I actually came over here from your pintester site, and keep coming just because I love your posts. I’m so happy you can support yourself via pintester!