I feel that everything in my life is in complete limbo. I’m between jobs which makes me even more anxious than usual. I decided to return to my true north passion–writing. Here’s one huge problem with that. It doesn’t make money. I mean, yes eventually or if my name is Stephen King or J.K. Rowling but the norm is not so bright. They are the exceptions to the norm. The norm is breaking even or only making a few hundred dollars after hustling your butt off. I’m not complaining. I would do the work to get published and even after with marketing and promotions. After listening and talking with numerous widely published authors, a day job is still a requirement.
That is where I’m struggling. I have two Master degrees. Right now just lying on my shelf collecting dust. What the hell am I going to do? I used to teach high school, but since completing my second Master’s degree, most principals do not want to hire me. I’m told I’m too expensive with two Masters. But I’m underqualified for higher ed. I’m not sure that I really want to return to school for a PhD. That shit is hard. I don’t have it in me to do it. If I do, I don’t want to pay for that.
I’m at a crossroads of what to do. In the mean time, I’ve been writing. I almost have my first novel complete. Perhaps soon, I’ll give a snippet from it. Right now, I’m still in the first draft. No sharing allowed during the first draft. Sorry.
I think I might even start to blog about my job hunting woes. Maybe not. Who really wants to hear about that?!?
Would you like to read a scene or even the rough blurb for my book? Shoot me a comment below!