The good news is, I got a second, part-time seasonal job at a retail store! Moar money! If I can convince them to keep me on after the season's over, then I might even have a job I can turn into a fulltime job! That would have better benefits and pay!
The bad news is, I have a second, seasonal part-time job. The hours I'll work every week will go up from 40 to 50-70. That's insane. I'm not going to have a whole lot of free time. Because this job is 'seasonal,' I'll be working holidays. It's also going to make looking for a better full-time job trickier.
In other news, effex shared a link with me to the Kindle publishing page and it has ignited me. Turns out you can make a bit of spending money on the side if you write 3-5,000 word smutty fics. If I do that bi-weekly, serializing it like it used to be done in the old days of magazine publishing, I could build up a readership and make actual cashy-money. My track record for keeping on such a tight schedule is pathetic of late; I'm not the me who'd bust out a 10-page paper in three nights like I did in high school. However, nailing down a deadline with real-life consequences could be the impetus I need. Just selling 40 e-books a month would be enough to keep the cats fed and the litter boxes full. With a readership of 20 dedicated people I could pull that off. 60 readers, I'd also have food for the month. 120 and I'd cover my gas and that would be all I'd need. That's INSANE.
Maybe--just maybe--it'd be EASY. Imagine if I coupled the initiation of my short e-reads with the actual fucking completion of my fanfic (which I have been working on--I have 5000 words that about makes a chapter--there's just one more major scene for it, then in NEEDS an edit and then BIG TWIST/REVEAL).
'Course, maybe I've made this harder by getting a part-time job. Maybe this part-time job will actually force my hand. With so little free time, I cannot procrastinate anymore.
That dreadful feeling of not being able to procrastinate made me write a page longhand (vampire noveling) yesterday in spite of having an interview last night (which was time-consuming; I didn't get home until 6:15 PM).
Enough journaling, time for noveling/shortfic writing (longhand, because I'm at work)