End of Tuesday, February 5th, 2008

Well howdy partners. Sorry, I said that because I just saw a good western movie and was in the mood.

I have written several articles for www.helium.com over the last couple of days. I am wanting to place in a contest there, as well as hit the 800 article mark this week. So tomorrow I hope to do so. Plus, they are still doing their reward-a-thon and every article I write gets extra $$ these days.

I do hope to work on The Cabin this week still, although I am going out of town from tomorrow until Saturday. I will probably do some work on it while I am gone. I don’t exactly want to do this trip (it’s to a conference that ChartedCourse is doing) but I need to go as the writer for the company so I can report on it.

I actually applied to a job today. It is with my church: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am not sure I will even get a call on it, but I felt an impression that I ought to check their employment website and so I did. I immediately found an opening for Assistant Editor for one of the church magazines, called The Friend. So I applied and tried hard to really accentuate my abilities as a writer. Even if this job doesn’t happen, I will still probably need to try to get employment in the next five or six months. Money is running low and we can’t really afford insurance.

But I will still fight for the dream and I hope to get The Cabin done as soon as possible. Sometimes I feel like I am pinning a lot of my hopes on this book. I think that’s because I have a feeling that it can be really good, as long as I get after it and work hard on it. But I really need to work at it. Helium is a great place, but it’s not paying the bills.

This is one reason that I am going to the conference. I hope to learn some things about real estate investing that I can use. We plan to kill our portfolio and use that $$ for investment in real estate. The stock market is bleeding badly and I just can’t see keeping our shares when it’s such a good time to get into property. Yep, it is a buyer’s market right now, although some might argue that.

My, these posts sure do wander sometimes.

Here’re a couple articles I have done for Helium that I am happy with:

http://www.helium.com/tm/843907/valentines-hallmark-holiday-empty
http://www.helium.com/tm/841753/movie-amadeus-teenaged-wolfgang
http://www.helium.com/tm/841350/bottled-water-trend-consumers

I hope you enjoy them. I got a comment from somebody who is actually reading this blog. That’s very nice and thank you! Anybody else who wants to comment can feel free!

carpe somnium

About jaredgarrett

Jared Garrett is the author of Beat, a YA scifi thriller, and its forthcoming sequel, both published by Future House Publishing. A new series, debuting in January 2016 and also published by Future House, kicks off with Lakhoni, a fast-paced rescue adventure in a world reminiscent of Aztec culture, to be released in January 2016. He self-published Beyond the Cabin, a novelization of his childhood in a cult, in December 2014. Both Beat and Beyond the Cabin were Whitney Award nominees, and his story Song of the Wind, received honorable mention in the Writers of the Future contest. In addition to writing, he's spent fifteen years in adult education and is an accomplished public speaker and workshop leader.
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