Monday, August 10, 2009

Being Your Own Boss: Good News, Bad News

I see that I haven't written anything for Easy Griller, since I discussed grilled octopus last week. No, I haven't grilled - or eaten - octopus, but that didn't stop me from writing about it.

One of the definite 'up' sides of being your own boss, running your own company, is being free to do what you want with your time.

That's also one of the 'down' sides.

Take today, for instance.

In a few minutes, I'm going up to the attic, and expect to read - or maybe take a nap - for a couple hours. Now, I've got a good reason for doing so: There's a long-dormant project or three that I've moved off the back burner. More of that in Drifting at the Edge of Time and Space. There are two science fiction authors whose work I like: one did a good job of sketching out plausible and very different societies; the other, not so much. I'm trying to figure out what the difference is.

So far, so good.

But, part of me seems to be thinking that it's pretty neat, going off and reading on company time. The other part of me realizes that I'm the boss and that I'm not entirely convinced that this is a good idea.

However, there's no time-sensitive task pending today, apart from three posts in yet another blog, and this literary foray might yield useful results.

I'm heading for the attic now.

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