Hey everyone! I've discovered something about myself in the past couple of months. It doesn't seem to matter how much time I have to write, I end up with about the same amount of output. If I have an hour to write, I can really get down and get into it and pump out a few hundred words. If I have all day with nothing to do but devote it to writing I find a myriad of other things to squander my time and not write and still manage to trickle out a few hundred words. I've had some really good days where I managed several thousand words, so I know it’s possible, but I seem to do better when the pressure is on.
Well the pressure just got turned on. I made a career decision in my day job that is forcing me to spend large chunks of my spare time studying -- at least for the next several months. In my day job, I was a Squadron Commander for our support squadron and held the civilian level of GS-13 along with a military rank of Lt. Colonel. This past week I signed papers to take a promotion to GS-14 and make a stab at getting promoted to Colonel. I changed jobs to be the Operations Officer for one of our flying squadrons. In order to get promoted I need to complete a Professional Military Education course called Air War College. I had pretty much made up my mind not to get promoted, so I haven't done much with it. My promotion board for Colonel is late summer and I have a mountain of catching up to do, so most of my spare time is going to be spent studying and taking tests, until I either finish the course or flunk out of it.
All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy though, so I have to spend a little time updated my blog and trying to keep up with my new twitter friends, don't forget me please! I will still be trying my best to finish the last few chapters of the WIP and get it edited. But it will be going a little slower for the next few months I fear. Hopefully, I can still sneak in an hour or two here and there.
Wish me luck! I'll be thinking of all of you while I'm studying!