I was an idiot to choose to try for a career in a field that requires so much luck (fiction author. It's not for those who need stability in their lives). I've never really been lucky.
I'm trying so hard to find some sort of handhold as I freewheel through this existence. I have a full-time job which... has provided me with the means to keep myself sheltered and fed, but I'm not satisfied with my current situation.
So, I've bought a couple of books to try and find that control of my own life I so desperately need while continuing to fight my rotten luck in the hopes of landing and being supported by my dream job (fiction writer). The steps are coming slowly, but I am making them.
Yesterday, I sent some emails enquiring after prices for headshots. They're all fairly pricey, actually, but maybe having something really professional will help me in my goals. It also gives the impression of some measure of control. I'm doing something that may help me achieve my goals.
It's better than doing nothing. It's something.
When I get all the responses from the photographers, I'll make a decision, pay the costs, and then get professional headshots done. I aim to do this before the month is out.
Now that I've done the thing (took me long enough), it's on to reading the next chapter of the book I'm using as a guide to help me get to where I want to be in my writing career.
It's better than nothing.
Wish me luck.