Little alarms bells are starting to chime regardingÂ my financial situation.
I have been unemployed for almost a year.Â I am still looking for a job and applying for everything that pays more than unemployment but getting very few responses.
I did take some time yesterday to review my resume and make some changes that may help,Â but who knows. I have even been attempting to work with my mortgage company, you know stimulus, modification etc, but getting nowhere fast on that either.
The intriguing part isÂ theÂ more harrowingÂ my financial situation becomes the easier (better?)Â my writing seems to be.
Maybe it’s just a coincidence.
Maybe it’s the overall stress of the situation and writing is an escape.
This seems plausible; I’m not a big believer of coincidence.Â Whatever it is, I have the need to write, not just the desire.Â Â Pulitzer Prize winner Edna Ferber once wrote:
Life cannot defeat a writer who is in love with writing – for life itself is a writer’s love until death.
Perhaps it is this experience in my life that has affected me.Â I love writing and I am beginning to receiveÂ someÂ veryÂ kind comments on Killeryarns.com, but it isn’t going to pay the mortgage.
Should I not be thinking about profiting from my dream?
Part of my dream is to alleviate the need to remain dependent upon Corporate America for my financial needs.Â With that in mind, yes; yes I should be considering the possibility of relieving some of the financial burden thatÂ sits upon my shoulders.
In an essay titled “A Room of One’s Own” writtin in 1929, Virginia Woolf wrote:
A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.
I have the room now – I just need the money.
It has become all too obvious thatÂ is time for a plan of action.Â Â But, alas,Â IÂ have never created a plan of action and don’t know how to begin. Research, research, research; time consuming and yet so necessary.
If anyone has experience writing a plan and advice on how to begin please let me know.Â I will take all of the help I can get.
Until next week.
(Dawnda’s dream was to get some piece of writing published in 2009.Â She left the 8 Women Dream group in 2009 to focus on finding full-time employment.Â We consider her an accomplished dreamer as she published her thoughts here and began her own scary stories blog at www.killeryarns.com)