I've had what I would consider a pretty productive week. I told my mother that I couldn't help out with my granny this week, because I had to get in more job applications (though I did go,stay with her for a few hours yesterday). I have submitted well over a dozen job applications to museums, historical societies, and colleges. Please keep your fingers crossed that one of these leads to something. I wasn't as productive on my novel as I would have liked to have been, but I spent nearly all of my waking hours fine tuning job applications, cover letters, resumes, and CVs.
Shortly after I lost my job, a dear friend of mine and one of my regular readers sent me a very sweet letter and a quote. I've been wanting to share this quote, and I think now is a good time:
"Just don't give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there is love and inspiration, I don't think you can go wrong." --Ella Fitzgerald
When I get discouraged, I look at that quote and remember the words my friend wrote in his note, "Ella knew what she was talking about." Thanks, TG, you like many of my readers are a true inspiration to me. You have been there in my time of need, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.