So what happens? In the last week, I've been contacted about FOUR different jobs! I didn't seek them out, they came to ME! The question is obvious: Is this a test to see if I'll stick to my guns and pass on them all? Oh, wait, maybe it's to challenge my belief that working a regular job and being a productive writer are mutually exclusive? (Answer: C - The Universe is Messing With Me.)
I'm choosing to go with option #2, and rise to the challenge of working a 40-hour week AND making time for website content, screenplay, and novel. Fortunately, the job I'm accepting is a five-week contract, so I'll have the last half of November to finish my writing projects if I get behind.
So, I've decided that for the duration I'll focus on writing and gainful employment, and NOT on winning the lottery or seeking out intelligent and attractive women who find IT consultant/writers irresistible (hear that, Universe?).