Getting motivated for a new job search is a lot harder than I thought it would be. Because of all the communication problems I was having at this last job, I was ready to move on a month ago. Now I'm stuck. I don't want to actively look for another writing gig. I don't even want to work on my novel at the moment. I tell myself every morning when I wake up that I need to do this, I need to find that, and somehow I get off track and can't get back on. I don't know why I'm in such a mood, but it needs to end now. Writing is all I have at the moment. And if I don't write, all I am is a lazy bum. It's true I could see this time as a summer vacation (or stay-cation, I guess), but eventually this lie won't have a foothold. Enough ranting. Writing this blog post counts as writing and as work, so I'm being productive.
My attitude needs an adjustment, but other than that I have the time and opportunity to really get into the revisions on my novel. I'm breaking it out this afternoon. The biggest motivation for working on it is to get the hard copy of the first draft thrown in the trash before my mom comes to help pack more boxes. I have a thing about sharing my writing with family. They don't get to read it. Ever. It's the best motivation I have at the moment.
One more thing before I leave you guys on this muggy Wednesday: I have put up some new ads on the right column of the page. I don't like to make a big deal about it, but some of the products and services are excellent for writers and other freelance contractors. These ads will also keep the number of sponsored posts down, so take a look if you have the chance. Thanks!