Friday, July 15, 2011
Hi Ho, Hi Ho, It's Off To Work I Go
This week, it appeared as I would actually have time to write. Last week, I managed to write a good 5000 words (not much but with a limited time frame it's pretty good).
Monday after work, I plotted the rest of one of my many started and abandoned WIPs. I planned to have that one subbed by today.
Tuesday after work, I got a 600 page Insurance Concepts manual in the mail. You see, in order for me to keep my job, I have to get licenced in the state of Illinois to sell insurance. I have licencing classes to attend this whole weekend (from 8 AM to 5 PM, plus two hours of driving there and back). They expect me to read the entire 600 page book in four days, and to retain all the information inside it. It's like the most boring thing I've ever had to read. How can I retain that information when I keep mentally falling asleep through it?
After the licencing classes, I will still have a week or two (max two weeks) to study the material and take the state test. I'm very nervous about it as the material is very hard and I've heard from a lot of people who claimed to have taken the test and failed. The test costs close to $200 so I really don't want to fail and loose that money.
A part of me really doesn't want to do insurance work. I know there's job security there because everyone needs insurance, it's the law. But the work itself is boring, very detailed, and very frustrating. All I want to do is sit at home and write.
Maybe one day my writing will make me a fortune and I will be able to say goodbye to the day job. Until then, I could only dream.