Monday, March 24, 2008

Almost perfect isn't enough

I have absolutely nothing to blog about. I think this is because I have hardly written a word since last week. Blah blah blah, no excuse. I need to write.

I had a job interview this morning for an almost-perfect job. It's five minutes from my house, a very worthy nonprofit organization on a beautiful piece of land, friendly and intelligent people, would use both my degrees and much of my background and skills, and I would be working outside at least part of the time. Unfortunately, it's only a part-time job and it doesn't pay well. One or the other I could scrape by with--either FT and low pay or PT and high pay. But I can't afford to take a job that would pay me under $200 a week before taxes. If they offer me the job, I'll have to turn them down.

This has made me feel low. Even coming up with a rather clever idea for a story didn't cheer me up, particularly since I have a billion ideas--it's getting them on paper that's a chore at the moment.

I need a story acceptance to make me feel better. *hits refresh on email 10,000 times*


Cate Gardner said...

What a pity about the job - a good working environment is so hard to find.

An acceptance needed this end too... I'm driving myself insane pressing send and receive.

K.C. Shaw said...

I'm glad to know I'm not the only one who obsesses over getting replies. At this point, I'd take a rejection just so I could busy myself with finding a new market to send the story out to.