Optional April 7 question - Are you a risk-taker when writing? Do you try something radically different in style/POV/etc. or add controversial topics to your work?
My short but sweet answer: Not really. I do like to do weird things like ask "What if an incubus fell for an asexual?" and turn stuff on their heads a bit, but I'm not sure that's all that risky.
2021 YOU AREN'T FIGHTING FAIR!
There's not much to say on the writing front this month. Last month, I was off to a slow but good start, but shortly after my IWSG post, 2021 decided to fight back and it wasn't going to be fair about it.
I lost my day job.
It boils down to I could not work because of surgery so I was fired and someone else hired. Of course, the real kicker there was the prep cook who failed his drug test and went to jail but had his position saved for him. (And yes, we looked into if that was even legal.)
Then hubby got news that he might be out of a job. (As of this writing, it is still in the air if he needs to job hunt or not.) And our health insurance doesn't want to cover the costs of my hospital stay, which is at the heart attack inducing price of 107,000 dollars.
Literally, all this happened the same time. The only good thing was I got my catheter out and I can now move freely without toting around a bag of pee.
I'm trying to find the silver lining. One is I don't have to worry about a stressful job ruining my surgery recovery. The other is it has me thinking about graphic design again. If you look at the top of the page, I re-added the tab for book covers. I still have another month of doctor ordered restrictions, but those restrictions don't stop me from using Gimp.
I really like making book covers, too. It'd be really awesome to have it as a source of income like a day job. *HINTHINT* Check them out not only here but at SPBC, and keep me in mind if you need one. *HINTHINT*
How's life in your neck of the woods? Are you a risk-taking writer? Did you join the A to Z Challenge this year? Do you want a book cover? ;)