So, sitting here in the sunny quiet – in my pajamas – sipping a pinot grigio and finishing the first draft of the short story Karma.
I hope to turn it over to the beta reader tomorrow. If all goes well I’ll beat my self-imposed deadline for release of this no-cost story that is connected to the Metatron’s Army series.
Though I’ve worked from home for 26 years I too have been impacted by this chaos.
I’m usually out of my pajamas by now. In my defense – there are more people hitting the hot water tank these days.
I am used to working from home though.
I worked for DEC in Santa Clara when they became the first corporation to send workers home; the TC’s at least.
I learned why I never heard my neighbors in the evening. They worked hours that translated to incredible noise during the day.
To deal with this I would drive up into the Santa Cruz mountains to do my work. With no cell coverage it was the ultimate place to work uninterrupted by stupid and useless emails.
I was later on an advisory committee at Hewlett-Packard when they decided to take the plunge.
Flushing toilets heard over concalls was the biggest complaint I explained.
Not even switching to a career that all but screams work at home has allowed me to escape the weirdness of the hour.
But it has spurred an uptick in creativity as I seek an outlet for focusing on something other than the chaos.
I had such good luck getting Karma ready I’ve decided to do another no-cost short story. As yet untitled, this next work will be connected to the Ghost Games series.
On a lighter note: I read that California is allowing the delivery of spirits and cocktails. I figure this will keep crime down and sanity up as people learn who their spouses are and remember they had kids somewhere along the way.
It reminds me of what happens when a spouse retires and decides they need something to do, forgetting that someone else has been managing things – for years if not decades – just fine.
I’ll update readers as things progress.