Thursday, October 20, 2016

“Use Your Imagination”

Like many authors, I have a day job that keeps me far too busy. Right now, I’m scrambling to handle everything that was deferred due to a giant deadline. (Said deadline meant 12+ hour days for weeks and weeks – ack!)

One of those deferred items is making sure all the slides for my teaching assignments (next week's adventure) were appropriately timed, logged, approved, and all the jazz that goes with having your class qualify for Continuing Professional Education.

And because clearly I don’t have enough to do, I was assigned a presentation about another service line (to present, fortunately, to just our group rather than all partners and managers). I say ‘fortunately’ because the partner who assigned this task made the mistake of saying, “Be creative! Think outside the box! Use your imagination!”


Those clichés should give you a clue – tossing out phrases like that is throwing down the gauntlet for an author.

So instead of developing a wonderful blog post for you, I spent the afternoon on The Extremely Unlikely [Service Line Redacted] Case – a Murder Mystery. 


There’s a dead accountant.

And cops.


Lots of cops. 


   
Suspects.


Several suspects. 


And the boring stuff about the Service Line.

Tune in next month to see if I still have a job. 

Have you ever done anything completely silly or off-the-wall for your day job? Please share!!




Cathy Perkins started writing when recurring characters and dialogue populated her day job commuting daydreams. Fortunately, that first novel lives under the bed, but she was hooked on the joy of creating stories. When not writing, she can be found doing battle with the beavers over the pond height or setting off on another travel adventure. Born and raised in South Carolina, she now lives in Washington with her husband, children, several dogs and the resident deer herd. 
Currently she's employed in a financial day job. 

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