Eric Shay Howard

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The Balancing Act of Blogging and Working

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First, I’d like to clarify that while blogging IS work, I currently work a full-time job and use the terms to separate my day job from my blogging activities. This week, I made the mistake of not pre-writing as much as I needed and wasn’t able to get my blog posts organized for their usual 8am schedule post time. That means I had to write for my blog some on my lunch break and in the evenings when I got home. That’s totally fine, but normally I just work on my fiction in the evenings.

Anyway, this week has been weird because I have been figuring out how to not blog on company time and still get everything posted on time. The short version of the story is I haven’t been able to, so my blog posts have been a little late this week. So, LESSON LEARNED! I will pre-write on the weekends. Geez.

Dear HR Department, I’m writing this on my lunch break. Please don’t fire me. Thanks.

Excited to post my short story tomorrow! That one WILL be up on time.




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Bluegrass Writers Studio MFA Summer Residency, 2022. Photo by Ben Keeling.

I’m Eric Shay Howard and I’m a bad blogger. I’m also an author. I live in Louisville, Kentucky and work at a law firm.

I’m currently a graduate student in a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing program. Lately, I’ve been blogging about that. I also have a Master of Business Administration and have completed a few certificate programs in Human Resource related studies. Occasionally I blog about business and other MBA-related things. Blogging about my day, bad dates, or package delivery issues are also not out of the question.

I wrote a fiction collection called Crushes and self-published it because sometimes I just like to push buttons and see what happens. I think this book is pretty alright, I suppose. Buying a copy helps me out. Feel free to leave a review on Amazon as well.

crushes by eric shay howard fiction collection book cover

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If there’s ever any confusion about this feel free to drop me a comment below the post in question, or you can email me or reach out to me through my social media. Other contact methods are here.

Eric’s bookshelf: currently-reading

The Silkworm
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Words of Radiance
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The Cloven Viscount
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Dark Rise
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The Gunslinger
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Mistborn: The Final Empire
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Blogs and People I Like

Here are some other blogs and people that I like to read or keep up with. The order is arbitrary because I started out going for alphabetical order but then got busy with classes or something so now sometimes I just rearrange them for no reason.

Equipment Test! Podcast Artwork

I made a really bad podcast over the summer called Equipment Test! because I bought a microphone. But if you like really bad podcasts, you can listen to it here, or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other places.

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