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  • Writer's pictureKristina Atkins

Tuesday … What Can I Say About Tuesday?

I woke up this morning and thought, “Crap, it’s Tuesday. I post on Tuesdays. What to post today?”

So I’m going to wax personal for a bit… but FIRST! I want to share all about YA Highway’s Third Annual Winter Giveaway!

Seriously, this is beyond amazing. ARCs, Preorders, Hardbacks, CRITIQUES. Yessirree, you want to enter this one.

I mean! No, you don’t! Because that means my chances go down! Drat!

Okay, okay, go enter. You know you want to. *brow waggle*

Anyhow! Time for the personal stuff.

So! The Mister and I had a serious financial conversation last night. In which we talked budget. And the fact that Kris is not bringing any money in right now.

Which is fine! We are fine! And I would not have been able to do nearly as well this semester/on my thesis if I hadn’t quit my job. The Mister understands. The Mister is patient.

But! I hate not having a job, and now that school is almost up (!!!!), I need a job.

Enter existential crisis. I have some ideas kicking around (in my belly, like a baby), but I can’t really do anything about them beyond research until I get back from my residency in January. Because, in the next several weeks, I’ll be home a total of like 5 days. No kidding. So, not really time for sending out resumes.

But I came to a realization last night. One I’ve never really had… and you may already be at this stage, so you may think I’m silly (why would you ever think THAT??), but it was a first for me.

It’s time for me to focus on my writing (read: my novels) like it’s my job. Because I want to be published. I want to be a cool, professional Writer with a capital W. And now that I’m done with school, I can focus more on that endeavor.

Suddenly, it went from a Someday Dream, to a Present Day Reality.


So I’m scared. And I’m excited. And nervous. And giddy, but that just might be the caffeine talking. (Stop talking caffeine! You’re a chemical! You shouldn’t be talking!)

(At least, I think caffeine is a chemical.)

(I digress.)

What about you? Where are you on the publishing spectrum?

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