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Glad that’s over. This blog is about my writing, so I try to not bring my work or home life into it (Boring, right?) But sometimes, it had a direct effect on my writing, so here it is. I had a very stressful week at work. I work in aerospace (Boeing, Space X, Blue Origin, etc…), and in aerospace, there are several governing agencies in place to ensure quality standards are maintained. Primarily the FAA and NADCAP. NADCAP is the National Aerospace and Defense Accreditation Program. This accreditation is very important; without it the shop would not be able to make parts. Anyway, after 3 days of diligent scrutiny, I have successfully passed the audit with barely a scratch.  It was a near-flawless outcome that entitles me to “Merit,” meaning that we are successful enough to get a six extension of our audit schedule. So I am basking in the afterglow of success!

What all this has to do with my writing is that I can now focus without the distractions of work. I am sure I am like most creatives in that if there is a lot of stress in the background, it interferes with creativity.  Other good work news is that I am rebuilding my staff to pre-pandemic levels and I do not have to take up the slack anymore. No more overtime and weekend work!  All that being said, I look forward to getting some writing in!

As far as my Audible recording project goes, there is a snag. Of course, as I mentioned before, I recorded the wrong chapter last week and had intended on recording the correct one on Sunday (chapter 13) and re-recording 14 because I had some weird sound quality stuff that I want to correct.  My son gave me his cold again. I could have recorded, but I wanted to spare the audience the sounds of my sneezing, coughing and other unfortunate vocal issues. Next week? That is my plan! Stay tuned. If you like listening to the story so far, but are eager to know what happens next, check out the book on Amazon!

2 thoughts on “Afterglow

  1. I also got a cold which went to flue. I felt like I was on my last legs. But I am still not great, but better. As I croaked on my voice notes I did wonder about you and what if you get sick. Halts the whole operation. Who says collective consciousness is rubbish. There you were with a cold. Strange that I thought about you. Must be the big CC. Get better.

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  2. I am glad you are feeling better! I am getting through it still. Yeah, it does stop any plans on the recording. Geez, I hope collective consciousness isn’t rubbish (Collective consciousness and attachments are pretty much the subtexts of my books, LOL). Your comment made my day, by the way. Knowing that what I have written or created is important enough to be thought about later by my readers and not forgotten. It’s one of my main writing goals. Thank you very much.


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