Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Workin' 9 To 5.....

So... This is my 4th week at my new job. I really like it. Everyone's really focused on getting their work done and I can go for hours without speaking to a soul. It's kind of refreshing after my last permanent job, a place where everyone talked about everyone else and meddled up in each others' business. I never could stand that.
Plus, I'm just a quiet person by nature so it's nice to come in, sit down, and work.

The drawbacks?
I actually make less at this job than I made off unemployment. I was already struggling before so you know I'm struggling now. So... I'm looking for a second job. It took me 8 months to find one job so who knows how long it'll take me to find a second one.
I have to, though. It's that or lose my house and my dogs, because no apartment/rental house will let me keep my dogs. )-:

I'm supposed to start new classes this week, but looks like I'm withdrawing without getting my degree. I can't work two jobs and do college coursework. Sucks, doesn't it? Now I'll have to pay the financial aid sooner than planned, AND pay back the pell grant which I wouldn't have to pay back at all if I continued and got my degree.

If the mortgage company would work with us, it wouldn't be so bad, but HFC are frigging bloodthirsty demons. I wish we'd never refinanced through them in order to get a fixed rate. The ARM we were on was better than the hell we're going through now.

Anyway, I'm just dropping in to give an update. Didn't mean to get all gloomy so let's focus on some good stuff:

I have a permanent job!!! With benefits!!!

I have one novella under review.

I should be starting edits for Slayer's Prey sometime soon (10/15 is the release date). Can't wait to see the cover for this one. I wonder what the artist has planned...

I'm working on a novella about Seta (from Blood Revelation series)for an upcoming anthology to be released by Imajinn later this year.

Hopefully all goes well and hopefully I sell a decent amount of books this year to get me through the crunch.

Have a good week, everyone. Focus on good things!