Wednesday, December 19, 2007

I am re-retiring

in a couple of days. What was supposed to be a few weeks of social interaction some twenty-five months ago ended up being much more than that. Apparently I still had my old management skills intact, & so that contract was supplemented by another one, & then another one &&&...

But I’ve decided no more. My writing has suffered though part of the irritation of that has been soothed by my new-found editorial & publishing pursuits which the regular income has helped subsidize. & even if I hadn’t been going to work, there is no guarantee that I would have been writing at the level & extent I would like to have been. All I know is that previously I had more opportunity to write, but it took quite some time before I got into a zone where I actually was productive. Occasionally I look through the archives of pelican dreaming & wonder if my time will come again or have I blown those last few years of a still reasonably active & agile mind.

So what is before me is hopefully an amalgam. I hope the writing will take off again; the editing & publishing will continue with the only change being – unless I win the lottery – that there will be no more contributors’ copies of Otoliths after issue eight. I’ll still bring it out in print, but I won’t be able to afford the $1000+ it costs for complimentary copies each issue.

But now I have free time. Look out for me in your neighborhood! Wherever you are.

5 Comments:

Blogger KK said...

That's wonderful noos, Mark. I'm so happy for ya!

10:44 PM  
Blogger Tom Beckett said...

Congrats, amigo.

12:02 AM  
Blogger AlexG said...

retirement
has been
good to me.
&
I know
it'll ditto you

12:40 AM  
Blogger Martin Edmond said...

Unemployed at last! Or is that a furphy?

9:20 AM  
Blogger richard lopez said...

i'll catch up with you in retirement in oh say 24 years or so. jealous and happy for you.

6:50 PM  

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