Last updated on November 5th, 2019 at 11:56 pm
Little alarms bells are starting to chime regarding my financial situation.
I have been unemployed for almost a year. 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, 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 is the more harrowing my financial situation becomes easier (better?) 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. Whatever it is, I have the need to write, not just the desire. 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. I love writing and I am beginning to receive some very kind comments on my stories, 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. With that in mind, yes; yes I should be considering the possibility of relieving some of the financial burdens that sit upon my shoulders.
In an essay titled “A Room of One’s Own” written 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 that it is time for a plan of action. But, alas, I have never created a plan of action and don’t know how to begin. Research, research, research; time-consuming and yet so necessary.
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