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  • Alyssa Drake

Day 79 - The elephant

It's time to address the elephant in the room, or at least the one in my room.

While I would love to support myself solely with my writing, the reality is, that like so many others in this profession, that dream is currently supplemented by a day job. As jobs go, this particular one is unique in the aspect that it is a chocolate factory (sorry, no oompa loompas).

I love chocolate (and books and coffee) so having a job in this industry is fantastic, but... While everyone else just started thinking about Christmas, I've been focused on it since August as this is our busiest season (honestly, who's shocked by that revelation?). As we get closer to Christmas, the demands upon my time from the day job increase, which subsequently reduces my available time for author related activities.

Based on past history, I knew this would happen, but I was hoping this year would be different.

It's not.

So, output goes down, stress levels go up, and Christmas music is blaring on my speakers... I could go for a peppermint mocha right now.

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