Yeah, I'm not proud of it. But people were busy. They were shopping for crap their families don't need for Christmas. I needed my contact lenses, so I didn't actually have a choice. It feels so good to be home. I've been working full-time. Let's just say, there's a reason God made me a writer. When I called to tell my career-savvy girlfriends about life in the working world, they laughed. I mean, not a stone's pebble of empathy.
Since I've been fighting writer's block for years, I decided I'd try and do something else. Unfortunately, I found out that I'm a writer even when I'm an employee. I was working with my friend and she was showing me this new system. A system that makes you do something six times -- that you legit only need to do once.
"We need to tell them how dumb this is. If you do this and scan that, you're done. It will save money and everyone can still locate what they need."
"Kristin, they're paying you. This is how they want it done. So you do it -- the way they want it done."
"No, really. Let's just call them."
We didn't call them. We just did it six times. And that, folks, is part and parcel for why I NEED to make things better. (My other boss said it is because I'm a Virgo -- which apparently, translates to 'annoying perfectionist.') I simply work better when someone let's me IMPROVE things. As the kind of employee who does something inefficiently because the boss said that's the way it's to be done -- I'm not great. And that's another thing. The boss doesn't actually care what I think -- can you imagine? Someone doesn't want my opinion? As if that's going to stop me.
Don't get me wrong. I have liked working and I can do what I'm told. It's just that I'm seeing why twenty years of working for myself wasn't actually an accident.
On a happy note, my writers' block is gone. My contract came from Revell for the book tentatively titled "Confessions of a Hallmark Movie Addict."
And if you happen to be a Hallmark Movie Addict -- or even if you're not, check out Denise Hunter's latest on Hallmark "A December Bride."