Maybe I shouldn’t have a best job and worst job because all jobs have merit–but I’ll take my best job any day.
My worst job was feeding hundreds of rats in a solitary tower with no windows. By feed, I mean pick up by the tail, transfer to another cage, and dodge the inevitable shower of urine-saturated shavings before each one crawls up your arm. For some reason this had to happen at 6 a.m.
My best job? The one I have now! Writing.
- Fiction: Speculative Fiction (Science Fiction, Steampunk, Fantasy), Mystery, Romance
- Non-fiction: Technology, Writing Help, Productivity, Self-Help
A very close second for the favorite job thing would be my years being an instructor and administrator of productivity software and business management at various educational institutions. I still teach these subjects whenever I get the chance and also love teaching ethnic dance.
Why I Write What I Write
I geek out over past, present, and future consumer technology and productivity. The instructor side of me loves helping people find solutions and new ways of being more effective. As for self improvement or self help, I have a different perspective on it than some people and enjoy writing about my hypotheses and experiences in that realm as well.
Fiction is the perfect complement to all that. I write sci fi and fantasy because I love to consider the seemingly improbable.
Speculative fiction such as sci fi, steampunk, and fantasy creates more space in life, which can sometimes feel like the walls are starting to close in!
Mystery and thriller have always been my reading and movie choices for absolute escape, so I obviously love writing those as well.
Among these genres, fiction writing continues to bewitch me out of more and more of my time.
About This Site’s Blog
My blog on this site highlights my writing, research, at times opinionated dealings about life on this planet, and battle cries for attacking personal goals. If you are interested in just one area of all that, please click on the triple line icon at the upper right of the page of this site if you are on a mobile device, or the categories to the right.
Thanks for being here and checking out what I am up to–which I’m happy to say has nothing to do with rats.