I know it’s been a while, but let me tell you, work has been killing me. So, I got a job as an Account Manager 1, ( basically working in collections). It’s going a little slow thus far. I mean, I’m still in training and managed to collect $40 and then $100 payments. I need to be collecting more, but hey, I’m new to this! However, I am having a lot of fun and really enjoying myself. I found out yesterday that I will be working in the student loan department ( early stage). I am excited, but nervous at the same time. But, the only thing that I can do is my best. I’m sorry that I haven’t been blogging everyday like I want to, but I get off at 4:45 and if a co-worker doesn’t give me a ride, I take the bus home. By the time I get home, it’s already 6:30. That leaves time for dinner and get ready for work the next day. I have to get up at 5am, just to make it to work about 7:15. Buses run crazy in Delaware, but hey, I gotta do what I gotta do, right? During the first week of training, I had to take 3 tests. If we didn’t pass the first one or all of them, we would be out of a job. Man, I am so NOT a test taker! I was panicking, sweating bullets. But, I passed them with an 88, 93, and a 92. I couldn’t believe it. My training manager was like, ” Girl, I knew you were going to be okay! You have to have faith!” Once she said that I started to feel better. Then it was time to get on the phones. OMG! I was scared shitless, let me tell you. LOL… I was stuttering, not saying the pitch right or anything. I even hung up on a debtor. It was too funny. Now, I’m not nervous on the phones at all, but I still need to learn to have the gift of gab. I’m doing okay taking payments. I mean, I got 2 of them in two weeks. Of course it should be more, but I am a work in progress. Now, I will say that I am a skip tracing beast. Finding information on people and calling them is fun. Okay, enough about my new job, let’s get down to business in the next paragraph.
Am I really writing?
I can’t even lie. I signed up for Nano all goung ho and excited and I started to write the day before yesterday. I swear, I was working on a scene and I absolutely loved it! Then, I went to sleep and went to work and so on. So, my goal now ( since I finished my work for my 1st class) is to write on the weekends. I don’t work the weekends at this job. Only 1 saturday a month which isn’t bad at all. I mean I can do that. When I’m not working on the weekends, I will be writing. I MUST get this book finished. Unfortunately , I don’t think Nano is a good fit for me with work. By the time I get home, I don’t want to think about writing anything. But, I did want to blog today. I will calculate my words on Sunday for the week, instead of by the day. For those who work full-time and contribute to Nano, please tell me, how do you do it? What are the tricks to the trade? I am the most motivated and unmotivated writer you will meet. LOL… In my heart, I want to write, but work makes me so tired, I can’t think about being on the computer at night.
School is going great! I have all A’s on everything with only two weeks of class left. But, I finished my work already. I am now just talking to my classmates in the discussion board. I must say that I really surprised myself with my first class in my PhD program getting all A’s on the assignments. I worked ahead as much as I could because I knew that I would be tired from work. My next class start Dec. 1st and it’s a research class. I am VERY nervous. But, I will take it one day at a time. I ordered my books early so that I can study. I will look at them this weekend. I hope it’s not a lot of work in this class, but being as though it’s research, it maybe. Pray for me y’all. I am so determined to do well in school, you have no idea. Plus, I really REALLY, want to achieve all of my dreams in my lifetime. I want to continue to be a writer ( my books, screenplays, TV shows, etc) and be a researcher. I would love to work for March of Dimes or even in a college as a researcher. I love finding solutions to problems. All I have to do is learn to do it at my job with collections! LOL… Practice makes perfect right? Talk to you guys soon. Love you all! Have a great rest of the week and enjoy your weekend.
I almost forgot, COVER REVEAL!!!