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Writer Frustration, Lamenting My Sucky Career

August 7, 2013 |


I’m so not in the mood to write today. I knew I’d get like this upon taking on the #31WriteNow challenge because I’m frustrated about writing. I’m in a career depression, not depression as in sadness (which I still struggle with too) but as in, I’m not doing any thing write now for a few reasons. One, the city I live in doesn’t help because my industry isn’t here. Two, the company we moved here for isn’t what I was told, three, my freelance well has dried up, editors aren’t freaking responding to me, and four, I have no ideas and no inspiration, even if I did have people to pitch them to.

My industry sucks. I really wish that I knew then what I know now. When I was in high school and college, all I wanted to do was this. I got it and now look, flatline. Even sadder is that I still want to write yet I’m burned out so this break is necessary. I’m applying places and not getting responses. I also just left a toxic work environment, that seems to be the thing in entertainment journalism. A career change sounds good but it’s just not going to happen by snapping my fingers especially since like I said, I want to write and beyond that I don’t know what I’d like to do that would make me happy. I wish I could be five again (I was not five in the pic above, more like 9).

There’s your blog post for day seven, all three of you who read this.

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Starrene Rhett Rocque is a recovering journalist who often fantasizes about becoming a shotgun-toting B-movie heroine.

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