I know I said I was going to write a story or something for today, but well, I have other things. I can always write a story some other time. Plus I'll be posting more Immortal Space tomorrow. Unless someone has a birthday or something. Jeez it feels like it's been so long since I posted that on time. So, what am I going to talk about today instead? Selling out. Specifically myself.
You see, I find myself in need of money. A fair amount of money. In fact quite a frickin lot. About £1500 to be specific. Don't worry I don't have any debt or anything. This is a personal venture. A very personal venture. If I went specifically in to what it was though then people involved would be all "Seriously, don't do that!". That makes it sound bad, but it's not. It's one of the best things I've ever done. I am planning a trip. A trip I know I will one day make, but would like to make as soon as possible.
This though, does leave me in a bit of a predicament. I am by no means poor, but I can't really say to my folks "hey, could I have a couple hundred quid?". If I want to do this, then chances are I'm going to have to save up. However because of my current jobless status, I only get £200 a month, only 100 of which can be saved. Plus to save up £100 a month it means I can spend NO MONEY. I can't spend a single penny on myself. I could pay less board to my dad, but it feels like I'm cheating him if I don't give him anything.
You'd think that after having a blog for almost a year (it really has been that long) I would have something marketable. But I don't really. It's not like I make comics, or anything. I'm a craptacular artist, and it's not like I've spouted any catchphrases or any distinct iconography. That is, there's nothing I've done I could put on a t-shirt or a mug, or anything. The only thing I really have that I could sell is my writing. I have no idea how to break in to the writing industry though. I have no idea how to be a freelance writer and send my things to places. Or get published. Plus I don't think I'm much of an article writer anyway.
I could try asking for donations but I would feel dirty doing that. If I was desperate, if I was about to lose my house or something (not likely as my dad owns the house) then I would feel less bad about it.
I don't really know what the point is. I guess the point is that if you know ways to improve my financial situation, if you think that maybe I could in fact find something to put on something, then let me know. Or suggest ways for me to get my writing out there. Like I said though, I'm not much of a writer. Well, not much of an article writer. Unless one of you will pay me to write something. That would be cool, but I think I'd feel bad about charging you guys. Still, that's an idea.
So far though, freelance writing seems to be maybe my best choice. I don't have enough short stories or poems to release a collection or anything, and I have no bright ideas.
So I guess what the actual main point of this post was, I need money to do something daringly awesome and without any ideas or anything it's going to take months. Over a year actually. I don't think I can wait that long.
For giggles I took a typing test. I got some pretty good results actually.