Friday, June 9

Unemployment Update

Update on my Unemployment. The bad news: I haven’t found a job. Of course, I’m not really

looking, which might be part of the problem. The good news: I’ve decided that, in lieu of a job search, I’m just going to win the lottery. That’s a feasible option, right?

On the home front, my jobless status has allowed me the time for the numerous trips to the service department. Apparently, my new-to-me car had been in an unreported accident and no one wanted to touch it with a ten-foot pole. Fortunately, the dealer worked with us and I’m now in a new new-to-me-car that I love even more! It has lots of awesome bells and whistles that I never thought I’d need but am finding I can no longer live without. Technology, you are an addictive drug!

Also on the home front, I’ve cleaned two—yes, count them: TWO—dusty shelves. I’ve hung five pictures. Decluttered one corner. And seriously contemplated sewing a bay window pad for the kitties… if I could sew. Yep, I’m well on my way to domestic bliss, provided I keep the freezer stocked with frozen pizzas for the kiddos to survive on. 

On the writing front, I’ve critiqued several stories, judged for two writing competitions, and started (then forgot to continue) semi-weekly blogs on my Ava Cuvay website.  And I ordered cool new swag, with I plan to take to the RWA National Conference. Disneyworld in July could be a tad toasty, and I will have cool goodies to share!

But the best part of my unemployment—aside from realizing that I could really get used to not working—is that I’m writing again! I wrote over 12,000 words on book number three last month! Granted, all the above kept me from writing more, but it feels so good to be writing again. Like coming home.  It doesn’t flow from my fingertips like I wish it would… I’m going for a bit of suspense with this one and that fact is intimidating me a bit. But I’m so happy to be back at it again. There was a time (like about six
months) that I wondered if I was going to be washed up at two books. I might still be… but I have a bit of a lifeline right now keeping me going. I’m excited for how this story is going to develop. I’m looking forward to the evolution of the romance between my heroine and hero. I can’t wait to see if I can thrill my betas.

Life is good right now!


  1. I'm glad you're having such a good time--and good on you for the words. I'm glad they're flowing.

  2. Wonderful on the writing. Keep the words flowing and keep taking the projects off your "to do" list. A new job will be there when you are ready.

  3. Nice! You could get used to this life, baby, and Carolyn is so right. A job will come along when you and the universe decide it's time. Hugs!

  4. Follow your bliss, baby! Enjoy!

  5. So glad you're finding your bliss with writing again, Ava. Just keep at it and the words will start to flow, though at 12,000 words it sounds like they already are!