Posted by: Schuyler R. Thorpe | February 25, 2012

Job Hunting And A New Novel

I haven’t had much desire to update my blog for the past few weeks because I’ve been engrossed more in job-hunting than I have doing much else.

Including writing.

When you’re stressed out, depressed, putting out what few applications you have for what fewer jobs are out there…?

Your muse gets turned into roadkill rather quick–like mine did for much of February.

I didn’t get much writing done this month. I thought I would, but when my laptop remained on (and inactive) for the last 16 days…?

I knew I was in trouble.

But this latest spur of job-searching failed to yield a possible job–even my wife’s search didn’t cough up anything useful.

Normally, I’d fall back on my writing in the meantime, but I haven’t felt like writing in three weeks. Normally, that would kill me on any other level, but these days, no writing usually leaves me feeling empty and devoid inside.

Like I’m missing something important here.

But the state of the economy and the ongoing job search has given way to far less writing these last few years with no real reason to feel joyful, content, and stable. I’ve been constantly on the go–having spent the last week and a half at a temp agency before they finally told me that I had to reapply with a current ID card and a SS card–which I didn’t have either one on me at the time.

So next month, I’m going to try again–hoping to get it right.

I did manage to cough up a couple new novels in the meantime. One (a trilogy) is about hamsters enslaving humanity and another–simply titled Splintered–has nothing on it just yet except something to do with a troubled teenager and alternate reality. I’m not sure when I’ll be working on that one. I’ve only gotten three chapters done on the first hamster novel (Hamster Reign) and four more chapters done on The Price of Freedom.

As for my news articles? That’s also suffered greatly for the past week. I’ve only added a grand total of six in the past three weeks–because one, I’ve been busy, and two…? Just not much happening out there.

Politics have been fucking depressing as hell with the GOP attacking women’s rights and Rick Santorum going on about abortions, gays, homosexuals, and now people with a college education; calling higher education: “An attempt by liberal professors to indoctrinate people.”

(You can tell just how terribly excited I was about all this…)


  1. hey, the muse is the first to go when stress creeps in…glad you’re here now, don’t beat yourself up about it. stay your own best friend, cause ain’t no one else gonna, LOL.
    Turn off the news and tune back into your muse, okay I can’t believe I said that, sorry…but the thought’s still there.

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