For the sake of my mental health, I have decided that I should give up the idea of being a career engineer in favor of being a writer with an engineering day job.
In pursuit of that, I have signed on to NaNoWriMo to get my second novel written. I will put my first, Intangible Assets below, (I have yet to put it through a proper word count yet) will go through another draft and I plan to start shopping it around with publishers at the start of the new year. Additionally, I intend to vocalize Intangible Assets as a podiobook after the re-write and getting the recording software and hardware.
Wish me luck.