June 30 was my last day at my day job. It was great to lunch with my favorite manager and talk about things. I’ll definitely miss him. I got to say goodbye to the friends I’d made over the past 3 years and hopefully we’ll keep in touch. It’s weird to go from seeing someone everyday to who knows when. It still feels sorta surreal. Like it hasn’t sunk in. That may be due to the medication for my neck.
In case you were curious, I commuted from FiDi to Times Square every day for 2 years 11 months. I really hated the commute. Times Square is hell. Tons of tourists milling about six or seven abreast and never ever moving to let anyone get by. And the subways–The 2/3 is killer at rush hour. I ended up taking the R/W (btw–they retired the W on June 27th sniff sniff), which was a longer ride but way less crowded. Not anymore though. Yeesh. I think I’m getting out, while the getting is good. 🙂
On the upside, despite working everyday, I have managed to write roughly 1000-1500 words a day in my new novel. I just hit the 30K mark!!!! This book feels like it will be 75K. So I’m over 1/3 done with the first draft. I really love this story. I also reworked the ending in the synopsis. I feel really pleased with where it ends up. Now I just gotta get there.
Of course, I loved my first book as well. But it’s been a few years of revising and trying to get it agented so it’s not my newborn baby anymore. I think when parents say they love all their children equally, they lie. Because I love this book in a different way than the other one. Both are precious and dear to me but in completely different ways. Maybe because I’ve changed and my writing has developed.