Don’t worry. That’s not a cryptic message, it’s simply a statement of fact. Things are changing here at the Edwards household. Namely, I now have the entire house to myself during the day.
What I’m really trying to say is that Taylor has recently taken a job elsewhere.
Many of you may know that Taylor has been working as my assistant for the past year, managing most everything that I do with the exception of actually writing books. But, as of January 1st, she has moved on to bigger and better things. The auction company she previously worked for offered her an opportunity that she just couldn’t pass up. I know how much she loved working there and since they are equally fond of her, I encouraged her to pursue what will make her happy. Needless to say, I’m sad to see her go, but extremely happy for her.
Do you know what this means? Well since Steven went back to work in August of last year, and our youngest is in high school, it means I’m home all by myself during the day. It also means I can traipse around aimlessly and talk to my characters (out loud) whenever I want. And there’s no one here to witness it.
Okay, fine, almost no one. As you can see, Moscato is keeping close tabs on me, so there is nothing to fear. She’s keeping me on track.
But, this also mean that my job duties have grown immensely. Since I am rolling solo, I am now responsible for all the tasks of running a business on my own. And I happen to know this isn’t as easy as it sounds. Considering I’ve had help since January 2013, just a few months after I published my first book, I’ve grown accustomed to their assistance.
Doesn’t mean I’m not embracing it, but it does mean certain things will be shifting. As for what exactly, I haven’t figured it all out yet, but I’m working on it.
It is taking some time to get adjusted to a new routine, and to figure out what will work best for me. Not only the workload, but this new solitary environment. So, if you see me on Facebook, you might want to drop me a message, tell me to get back to writing. I will say, I’m spending more time in Nicole Nation these days, and this is the best thing that’s come from it all. I think it’s safe to say, I’ve been hiding for much too long and it’s great to be out and about again.
To sum it up, I’d like to say congratulations to my amazing kid. I’m so proud of her and I’m thrilled for this opportunity she’s received.
But that doesn’t mean she’s not around. She’s still employed part-time because I need her to manage a few things that require an attention to detail that I don’t currently have time for. Plus, she’s my kid, which means she has to come around, right?