Oh, sure, there were times I was a very reasonable employer.
A trip to California? Why not?
Start a new writing project? Sure. It’ll pay off in the future. [It hasn’t yet.]
I got motivated to start new projects and waltz into learning [or trying to learn] new skills and strategies.
But things stalled when the idea of marketing and any whiff of a profit motive entered into the equation.
At some point, I put myself on suspension. [Or, in Animal House-speak, ‘double-secret probation’.] [go to the 1:10 mark in the video]
I’ve climbed out of my ‘double-secret’ exile, but still, I’m still in production rather than profit mode. So be it.
Note: I retired for twelve months and learned plenty. I’ll be posting my impressions and lessons–I’ll call them ‘stepping stones‘–as a friend, not an advisor, and certainly not as an expert. Quite the opposite, in fact.