Sunday, February 17, 2013

I AM DEFINITELY LOSING IT

I wish I could just jank myself out of this writing slump. I know I have to write and I know what I want to write and that it is something that I want to do for the rest of my life, but for some reason I am just not writing. I get to my computer and nothing happens. These days I am more interested in catching up with movies I haven't watched or catching up on a favourite TV series. 

I guess I am sabotaging myself. I guess I thought that my first book would have found a publisher by now, but deep inside I know that these things take time and that there could be a big chance that my book might not sell at all. Right now I kind of feel like my writing is going nowhere. I know that is a really depressing way of thinking, especially if I have an agent, but I am realizing that things don't get any easier, even if you have an agent. There is only so much one person can actually do for a book. 

I started job hunting and you guys won't believe how many scams and scammers there are in the job market. Honestly, I applied for one job and then the possible employer wants to charge me money to buy a supposed manual, so that I can do my job. I fell for this 2 years ago and then found out it was a scam. The other scam is where supposed recruitment agencies require my CV, a photo of myself and all documentation with regards to my education and proof of qualifications. This might not sound bad, except for the fact that many of these recruitment agencies don't even exist, which I found out from Google, not to mention that I only applied for one job and suddenly all of these supposed recruitment agencies start spamming me with the same emails every day. I guess they use those documentation for identity theft. 

Well, I guess the upside to all of this is that my life never seems to be boring. Though, right now I would give almost anything for a quiet life. 

9 comments :

  1. Sorry you are running into so many scammers. Guess I can't relate to your writers slump but my husband had a cure for a baseball payers slump. He owned a baseball team and he was a very victorian gentleman, older than I was. So, I'm sure there's a cure for writer's slump somewhere in your bag of tricks.
    Take care.

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  2. Whenever I feel like you do, I try to learn something new or do something I know I'm good at. This gives me a sense of accomplishment that lifts my spirits. I hope you find a good job soon. My best!

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  3. I am sorry. It sounds like you are in a hard place right now.

    What works for me is to change it up. Write a short story or flash fiction - something different. Write it on a tablet not the computer. Change location write at a coffee shop or library.

    Then if I like what I've writen I transpose it on to the computer and once I start typing I continue.

    Best of luck to you with your writing and the pursuit of a job.

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  4. Manzanita - Thank you for the nice words. I am sure I have the cure in my bags of tricks, I just have to find it.

    Al - Thank you so much! Your words are very wise and true. I will definitely try your advice.

    Jai - Thank you! You have some really great advice too, which I also have to try.

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  5. Watch the films - have some down time and relax... and have paper and a pen beside you, you never know when inspiration will strike. By not thinking too hard about writing, you'll be surprised how much you'll want to do it. Films are a great springboard for ideas.

    Good luck with the job hunt - fingers crossed something turns up that's perfect for you!

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  6. Annalisa - Thanks! You are always so kind. I will take your advice and just enjoy the films and see where it takes me.

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  7. This stuff sounds rough! My advice while you're playing the waiting game (from someone who is also on submission to publishers through my agent) is to keep writing. That way you'll have more work out there which ups your odds of catching that elusive publishing deal ;)

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  8. It's ridiculous that we have to run into spammers even when we are searching for employment!

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  9. Kelley Lynn - Thank you for the great advice. I am trying my best to try and write a few new things. Thank you for coming over.

    Sherry - I know, right? But I guess that is just the way life goes. Thanks for stopping by.

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