I got an email a couple days ago that told me my employment with ChaCha was being terminated. No explanation why, just “we’re terminating your contract.” Now, I know I shouldn’t feel bad, I was only getting paid a penny per answer. But when I read the email, I got the same feeling I had gotten when I was fired from other jobs. I really should be happy about it, all it did was distract me while I was trying to write, and it created more problems than it was worth. Plus, now I don’t have to deal with all the stupid questions about sex and kids sending in their homework questions.
But I Got Fired!
From a crappy job!
To top things off, I got sloppy on some of my writing for a content site, and got demoted. This was all during Mercury Retrograde mind you.
On the brighter side, I applied for a different site, and got accepted with a 4 star rating. Go figure.
It’s been a tough few weeks. I’ve been writing my butt off trying to make the bills, and I still fell short. The electric will be paid, but nothing else. I guess I’ll still have electricity, which means I can still write and make money. But if the internet goes out, I’m screwed.
As if things couldn’t get any worse, I logged on to my bank account the other day only to find that a hold had been placed on it for about $11,000. Yes, you read that right. The crazy part is, the account is a joint account, which means they shouldn’t be able to touch it, plus the debt is over 8 years old. It’s not even on my credit report anymore!
So, if you’re wondering why I haven’t had a chance to update this blog, now you know. I never got a chance to work on my novel, let alone finish it. I did have another idea for a book, but it, too, got put on the back burner.
However, I did get some things accomplished this past week. I finished all 8 of my hubs for the apprenticeship (YAY!!), and I rearranged my desk yet again, but now it’s much less cluttered, which is a huge victory for me.
This month I’m going to try to stay on top of things. I got a bit behind in November because I got lazy (and depressed). But I really need to concentrate this month, so to hold myself accountable, I’m going to be planning like crazy and writing updates of my progress on this blog. I’m hoping if I use the blog as a sort of progress journal, my readers can help keep me on track… 😀
For now, I’m going to go get a good night’s sleep, which I have not been able to do for the past two weeks. When I get up, I’ll start planning my apprenticeship hubs, get my client work done, and post an update.
Wish me luck! 😀