Finally, after a few weeks of searching and few interviews, I was hired as a legal secretary for a law firm downtown. I’m relieved that I have a source of income now. Unemployment was NOT enough to live on. Of course, I’m not sure being a legal secretary is helpful in that regard either. I can’t really afford to pay all of my bills on my own, which is a stressor, for sure. I haven’t slept more than 3 hours a night in 3 months. I’m beyond exhausted, and I’m developing memory problems and difficulty concentrating. I have low self-esteem on a good day, so this is definitely not making me feel any better. Add to that a big milestone birthday coming up next month (the big 5-0), and I’m feeling like I haven’t accomplished anything at all in my life.
However, it isn’t all bad. I’ve been able to see my family for the first time in several months. I missed them terribly. Also, I’ve been told that my novella should be going into editing soon, so it will be that much closer to getting published. I’m excited for everyone to read it.
Other than that, I’ve been focused on editing my novel, and I hope to have some news on that soon. I’ve paused querying on it while I work on it, but I hope to begin again soon. There hasn’t been time for much else while I’m working full-time, but I managed to write it in the evenings in 2019, so I’m confident that I’ll have it reworked in no time. More news when I have it!