For the last few weeks I’ve been grappling with the woes of unemployment. This is the first time in my life that I have ever had to apply for unemployment and it’s both painful and humbling. On the plus side, this newly available free time has helped me finish some writing and do more of the blogging and things. I’ve even been more active on social media. With more finished writing, I’ve also been submitting to online magazines. Some have rejected me and others I’m still awaiting a reply. It’s been a rocky few weeks.
With publishing and things, I have several short stories that will likely be rejected soon. I say likely rejected because I feel I need to be rejected 10,000 times before someone will publish my work. We shall see. Also, June 16, will be a free eBook download day for Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum: The Ghosts Inside. Download on your kindle or kindle app for free the entire day. On June 30, I have a new eBook coming to your kindle and kindle app titled Dollar Tales from the Morbid Museum: Flash Fiction. This one will include four short stories and a little introduction to the Morbid Museum.
As far as promotion is concerned, I have recently started a Patreon page. This is a social platform to help artists, creators, and the like to gain financial assistance for the creative endeavors. Since I am unemployed, I thought this would be a good idea. I at least would like $7 a month to help cover the cost of this website. I have also been working harder on increasing my reach on my Facebook and Twitter pages. I have increased likes and followers, but this is only the beginning. Please tell your friends and keep an ear out for other free eBook download days.
The challenges will never cease, and I will continue my mental health battle. I’ve been finding more and more reasons to stay positive and finally feel like I have a support system. This is a first for me, but this is what motivates me to keep writing, to keep searching for a new job, and to continue promoting myself to one day become a full-time writer. What a joy that would be to work for myself and still make enough money to survive and have fun. We should all be so lucky. Remember to face your challenges and never give up!