I'm staying home tonight. Tomorrow is my first day at my new job -- I've been hired as secretary at my church -- and I will have a very early morning. Since I don't get home from my regular job until four in the morning, I have been counseled by mother, husband, and four friends to plant my butt here at home.
My basic schedule will now be like this. Church job is 9 am to 3 pm. Other job (which will end for the year in a few weeks) is from 7 pm to 3:30 am. So until the seasonal night shift job ends and I have something approaching a normal life again, I will feel like hell and not be around much.ETA:
I talked to the vice-president of the church council a little while ago. They're going to start me at eleven dollars an hour.
Also, every three months for the first year I will be evaluated, and at each evaluation there is a possibility of a raise. WOOT. Considering that I was prepared for maybe seven to eight dollars an hour (I mean, a church is
a non-profit), this was a hugely awesome surprise.
As long as I'm home, however, I may try to finish chapter seven of the novel. I wrote chapter ten of my rewrite of Hound of the Baskervilles
last night. That's all over at heart_mind
, so if you've been wondering about this novel I keep mentioning but aren't sure you want to read the real thing, you're welcome to have a look at Hound and see if my character is at all to your liking. She doesn't have much to do that's very original (such is the way of a canon rewrite), but you can at least get a feel for who she is and how she relates to her husband. If she interests you and you'd like to join my Army of Proofreaders (who rock), leave a comment and I'll add you to the filter.
For the moment, though, I'm going to go lie down awhile. If I sleep now for a couple hours, I can get up, write a little, do some laundry, and then sleep again.