So, as many of you know, I have been looking for work since my move to Delaware in August. This has been difficult. This is not an employee’s market. This is a hirer’s market; and for every one job, hundreds of qualified applicants may apply. This is discouraging.
At least it should be to the sane individual. Luckily, I am a writer and, as such, do not fit into this category. Sanity is overrated after all, right? (don’t answer that). Bottom line is, I am not discouraged; in fact, I am really excited (remember that bit about not being sane).
My lack of work or, rather, my search for work has lent itself to some wonderful realizations, not the least of which is my desire and ability to write as a profession. I have put myself on a fluid-but-productive schedule, and seen real results from doing so. I know that if I get a job that requires self-starting, editing, and deadlines, I can excel. I enjoy it, and it comes naturally. I seem to have a certain knack for self-imposed labor, which is real writing after all, is it not?
All that to say, November is going to be a big month for me creatively. Even as I continue to look for full-time work and interim “gigs” (as we writer’s call them), I’ll have a plethora of unpaid projects with earning potential in the fire. I will outline them in the beginning of November, when I explain my new blogging schedule.
So, what does this mean, really? Why I am prattling on about my status as unemployed, novice writer? Because I am grateful for all of you, I am thankful to have you on this journey with me, and I want to continue engaging you on it, even as it changes or becomes more difficult. Many of you post “likes” and comments on facebook, and you have no idea how much that drives me to excel, how much it gives me that midday adrenaline boost to edit when I want to stop, how much it means to me that anything I write means something to you. I hope to repay you with some more full works in time, but for now the blog will have to do.
Thanks so much for stopping by it again! More to come!