Wednesday, January 31, 2007

My job is kicking my ass

Caroline's comment a while ago following a post about my work was "Please stop working there..." followed by something about my employers and coworkers being actively engaged in a plot to drain my creativity.

Reading over my posts recently, this is no longer quite as amusing a concept as it was when I first read it.

The problem mostly lies in the fact that no sooner do I arrive home from work than I begin work all over again on a different project. It is making me grumpy and sleepy (among other dwarves) and I have noticed a return of my being vaguely angry all the time without any real reason. I am sniping at people. I don't like myself much when I get like this. I imagine others feel the same.

I usually get home from the on-site thing feeling ok. My mind is still reasonably playful and could be used for creative things, except that the realities of work are intervening and keeping me from doing so. I just have very little creative time right now. I had a great breakthrough on the current novel on Friday, but haven't really had a chance to translate it into words on the page yet. So I think I'm going to have to force a better recognition of boundaries upon myself. Set aside some time when I am not allowed to do anything except write.

One of the big projects I'm doing at home will be finished within about 2 weeks, about the time the fiction contest wraps up. I am really looking forward to this.


Caroline said...

So sorry for making you think Mr Moon Toppples!
Boundaries are good though. I could do with them too.

Caroline said...

Obviously that is not how you spell topples, but I am happy that I can now post on your blog .. I bet you're thrilled ;-)

The Moon Topples said...

Caroline: Of course I'm happy you can post again, grotesque spelling errors aside.

I agree that boundaries are a good thing, but I think the complaint I was making was that these days it's nothing but boundaries, which isn't quite as good.

Ms Baroque said...

Mr Moon, I know exactly how you feel. Or, even better and more to the point, you know how I feel! Amazing. I'd enter your competition if I thought I might get the time to write the story. No; I mean I will, if I do; which I doubt I will, as I am working on a couple of other projects. Sigh.

Julia Buckley said...

You'll get used to it. And then when you go back to not being in the office you'll really appreciate not having to go in and all the time you have for other things.

Sorry, that's not terribly positive, but I'm afraid I don't like working in offices either!