All of my grad school applications are in as well as my applications to the Clarion West Writers Workshop & the Intergenerational Writers Lab. Within the next week I’ll be sending off my application to the UCSD Clarion Workshop. Now one would think that this would be a relief but instead I’m completely stressed because now there’s really nothing to distract me or procrastinate on and I have to start really looking for a job. I’m applying for a lot of freelance work even though I’ve never really done it before so we’ll see how that goes.
Le Sigh, anyone want to pay me for just being me? I’m very good at it.
As for the writing it progresses at a snails pace but at least it progresses.
So I’ve been having this problem lately which is an inability to sit my butt in a chair and write. I mean I know where I want the stories to go and have notes on the word posted all around the inside of my skull but I just can’t seem to sit down and write anything. Ugh, I know that I need to buckle down and just write if I ever want to be a published author. After all isn’t there a saying about writing being 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. So no matter how great I think my ideas are if I don’t plant my ass in a chair and write it doesn’t really fucking matter does it. Le sigh.
Other than that the Job Search is on for real. I need to get a job in the next couple of months but I also am applying for the Clarion workshops so I would prefer a temp job so that I wouldn’t have to get this kick ass job and leave it in a few months. There are also some other conditions that are limiting my search, such as I don’t like dressing up I always feel uncomfortable and angry in a tie, also I don’t think I can handle anymore customer service without committing a felony. Despite these restrictions I have found quite a few jobs I want to apply for now I just have to actually apply.
Other than that I have finally signed up for WisCon32 & booked the hotel room (although my lateness means I’m not paying the con rate, which makes it almost double the price of last year but I HATE not staying in the con hotel so it’s worth it. Plus the other hotel I booked was just as expensive so whatevs. I’m also contemplating submitting a few ideas for panels, well see.
Okay back to job search, writing and grad school applications. More soon.
#1 I think I’m going to make the quote posts once a week instead of once a day, just because it makes more sense with my schedule and time management right now. Plus I like that more in an aesthetic way. So every Sunday morning.
#2 As I am graduating in just a couple of weeks I have to start looking for a way to support the lavish lifestyle to which I believe I should become accustomed. I’m looking for jobs that have something to do with Creative Writing (Technical Writer, Copy Editor…) in some way as opposed to getting another office job. What it all comes down to is that I cannot interact with the public anymore, they are just too stupid. I simply can’t deal with them on a regular basis unless I absolutely have to.
#3 Posting will become more often in two weeks when I’m finally done with school. Trust me you’ll get sick of me soon enough.