It’s been a long month, with crazy political stuff going on that just raises my stress level, personal things interfering with my normal writing schedule, etc.
The biggest thing for me so far, beyond my ongoing post-car-accident-garbage, is that I have gone from a lease rental situation to a month-to-month rental situation, and now my rent has gone up over $150 a month. That’s difficult to budget into my already-lean monthly finances.
“Wait!” you say. “You’re an author! Where’s all your money? Aren’t you rolling in dough?”
Well, my friends, you might be surprised to discover that most authors out there don’t earn their complete living through writing, and so must have other reliable income sources just to pay the bills and keep a roof over their head. This may come as a disappointment to you, but then, think about your own living situation. Does your current job pay enough for you to make it without having to find supplemental income somewhere else?
Don’t worry, I’ll wait for you to work that out.
So, that said, I’m looking for that supplemental income source. It sucks that this cuts into my normal writing work, but that’s how it goes. I don’t have the freedom to devote myself completely to my writing. The current economy just doesn’t allow for that anymore.
I’m hoping to find work that I can do from my existing office, rather than having to go to a workplace, so I’m focusing on writing-related work opportunities. I do best in that kind of situation, anyway.
If you, dear reader, have any suggestions on where I can find legitimate remote creative work, I’d love to hear from you on the subject.
I promise that I’ll have SARA’S FIRE out in the relatively near future, but for now, I need to focus on creating a bit more financial security before I can comfortably settle back into writing without worrying too much about where the rent is going to come from. Southern California ain’t cheap, and I have family responsibilities that make moving elsewhere a flat no-go.