So, I quit my job last week. I’ve been working at High Country News for the last 4 years, which is actually a record for me. It’s a little difficult to walk away from, because in comparison to any number of other jobs, it was pretty good: interesting work, cool co-workers, positive mission…
That said, I can’t say I really regret leaving. I’m writing full-time right now, and the nice thing about being out of a job is that my focus is entirely on my book. Which means that when I show up to write a new chapter, or come back to a difficult section, I actually remember what I was doing with it before and can move forward. The bad thing is the income part. Which, coincidentally, disappears with the job.