I am not reading much, nor writing, these days. It's holiday season, so go figure. I also have tremendous writer's block. What do I do with my free time, you ask? After I chuckle for ten minutes at the very notion, I recover and say: prowling freelance writing websites like a desperate ho'. Terrible. These sites give you listings, but most ask that you subscribe (for only $49/year) to read the full description or to apply. $49 to read a description. That's right. Am I alone in thinking this is a scam?
My mentor wants me to focus on writing. To find my muse by: taking a stroll in a park, going to the racetrack (he seriously suggested this, and I love the man, but that's just not my scene), meditating. Something to inspire. Instead, I focus on a.) publishing (I've sent out at least 3 submissions and 2 contest entries this fall), b.) the rejection I get from said publishing efforts, and c.) money. I need to pull in some money to help defray our monthly expenses and I have to have a flexible schedule and autonomy. Other moms do this. I need a money mentor. If I could secure a small salary, then I could free my brain to read and write again. Right?