Sometimes you just have to laugh at life.
No sooner did I (finally) accept the reality that I am a writer, but within a week my professional writing job with InRetro came to an unexpected end. A business decision that I totally understand, but nonetheless the loss after just celebrating my two year anniversary is difficult.
“Waiter! Pity Party, table for one…”
No, seriously…it’s tough, but it’s not the end of the world. It is what it is, and just all the more reason to dive into my creative endeavours with renewed vigour.
And to that effect, I formally submitted my first short story to Daily Science Fiction which will take about three or four weeks before I hear back, and just the other night I was commissioned online for a (secret) crochet project which I’m really very excited about!
I don’t consider myself an eternal optimist, but I can’t deny that there’s an upside to everything, the key is not to wallow; just gather what you’ve learned and accept that it’s time to move on to new opportunities.