What now?

As of now, I’ve submitted my dissertation for my Masters. It feels weird, after months of work, researching, writing, editing, redrafting etc. it’s all done.

I’m not used to giving myself a break, even when I’m supposed to I’m still thinking of ways I could better my writing and which chunks to edit, which lines would be better. So now, while I go back to freelancing and applying for jobs I can put my newfound skills to, I don’t know what to do with myself.

Those around me say to take a few days off, at least. But I admit that’ll take some getting used to. Today I sat sorting out my books and looking at my notebooks wondering what the hell to do πŸ˜‚. I eventually settled on some much needed yoga and settling down with Netflix until my boyfriend gets home from work.

So what’s next? Like I mentioned, looking for a regular ‘vanilla’ job that pays well (as much as I love freelancing, that alone isn’t going to help save enough for a house. With the current economic climate (as it has been for years in the UK) securing a good job isn’t easy (it never has been, but is much more difficult now with zero hour contracts and agencies etc.) but I can only keep applying and hopefully someone will get back!

My lecturer who’s been teaching and mentoring me since the beginning of the year, has encouraged me immensely to carry on writing the story I produced for my dissertation. It’s a promise I intend to keep. There’s no way I can’t carry on now.

This includes writing my erotic and romantic stories in my ‘non-vanilla’ life. I’d love to get a writing contract writing erotic content, and that’s been something I’ve been wishing to pursue for a while. So I’m wishing to move forward with that.

It’ll be good to get back to some of my romantic roots (hopefully with better writing now! πŸ˜‚) after a while of writing sci-fi and dystopian, as much as I love it!

So, as they say, onwards!

All my love,

Violet xx

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