Friday, July 24, 2009

A Life in Freefall

Life gets away from me sometimes.

At the beginning of the summer, being unemployed and free from school was liberating. It was exciting. I had time to read for pleasure again. And there was time to work on my creative projects too! Happy day!

Now, my life is in freefall. It's nearly the end of July. I haven't done near as much as I'd hoped in regards to reading, writing, etc.

And unemployment really bites you in the heiney sometimes, you know?

Maybe my unemployment is why none of my characters are in dire financial straits. (Is that the right one? Is it straights?) They all live nice comfortable lives. Granted, they all have magic too (or are royalty if they don't have magic) and so life gets pretty cushy for them. They can essentially get their hands on whatever they want just by dropping a few coins or working their literal magic on something. (Of course, magic always has its limits, but it is pretty brilliant for what it can do.)

Pretty boring, I know, but writing is my escape and escape right now for me means a life that is comfortable and secure with some financial backing.

Must work harder on characterization. Now off to the grindstone.

Sorry for the sort of off-topic ranting but I just need to put it out there somewhere. Especially as I'm looking into more training/schooling in order to get into a position with a practically guaranteed job for me and start feeling like I'm just giving up on 6 years of education.


  1. I hear ya. I'm just about to start training for a job that has nothing to do with my degree - er - any of them.


  2. I'm getting ready to look for a job. Apparently, my husband decided it was time I got a "real" one. Erg! Maybe my characters will get wealthy all of a sudden so I also can escape to my writing world instead of thinking about earning a living. Great post!

  3. Good luck in the job hunt! It's a tough market out there. I've applied for a training program that leads into a job. We'll see what happens...


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