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Let It Be Known, I Am Not Retired

Updated: Sep 7, 2023

I Have a Full-Time Job

Did you notice that something is missing from this picture? Take a good look. Have you figured it out?

I'm missing from the picture. You don't see me sitting at the desk for a good reason. I'm not writing as often as I envisioned myself writing when I created this workspace.

I retired on January 1, 2021, because I felt God called me to pursue a full-time writing career. I still do. Unfortunately, I've allowed myself to be led astray.

It's not like I haven't done anything. I've pounded out a few devotions here and there. I've worked on my chapter book. Some. I started out the year strong; however, somewhere along the way, I allowed the busyness of life to take over my writing time. The distractions weren't bad involved family, friends, church…all good endeavors but I wasn't writing.

Before I retired, as a full-time employee, I didn’t allow myself to be distracted by outside activities. I had a job to do and no one expected me to do otherwise. I now realize I haven't taken my writing career seriously. If I’m going to accomplish anything significant, things need to change.

A couple of days ago I told my family that between the hours of 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday, I will be at work. I asked them not to disturb me during those times. I will let my church and friends know as well.

Of course, this is the ideal. Life happens. Emergencies arise. Some days the creative juices just won’t flow. Some days I’m going to want to go play or have lunch with a friend. And yet, I feel establishing a work time is a step in the right direction.

Let it be known, I'm not retired. I am employed as a full-time writer.

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