I finished one whole article to sell. It needs to be edited (and oh my gosh, I’ve forgotten a lot about grammar!) and I’m not sure it’s any good. I didn’t want to spend too long on it because I will probably only make $10 for it BUT I want it to be decent. It’s taking too long though!!!

Writing articles is very different from blogging. If you want to write something that’s actually useful rather than just ramblings out of your head, it takes some thought and research. I’m sure it will get easier, the more I do it.

I’m glad I’ve gotten this far, at least. I’m usually a good starter but a poor finisher. Writing this blog on an almost daily basis has helped me develop a bit of discipline about my writing and given me a bit of confidence.

Of course, as luck would have it, the coffee shop where I was trying to work was super noisy this morning. It was hard not to show my annoyance!

I’ve got another little problem that I need to address. I got a ticket a while back for talking on my cell phone while driving. (no scolding please!) I got mixed up on when it was due and paid it late…I didn’t have the money earlier anyway. So now I owe $325 MORE- a fee for me horrible crime of not having money. I also got the notification late because it went to my old address first so I am beyond the date I can go to the courthouse and explain why it was late.

I got the letter yesterday. I got up early to go to the courthouse anyway before work but I chickened out. If I don’t have the $325 today to give them, maybe they will put me in jail.(this almost happened to me years ago!) If you aren’t familiar with this, what happens next if I don’t address this is, they keep adding and adding fees. As you all know, I don’t have any money but if I ever get a real job they will start garnishing my wages.

I’m just sharing this to share it. If anyone scolds me I’m going to delete your comment! I know I need a job. I just can’t seem to get myself together enough to try. I don’t believe in the system anymore. It doesn’t work for people like me. I’m a guppy in a sharkpool and even the other guppies have been forced to become sharks to survive.

I passed out some business cards yesterday and will pass out more tomorrow so I might not be completely hopeless. (I go to my little job today so probably won’t have time)

I think I’ll just call the courthouse and set up a payment program or something. I’m too scared to go there in person.

I hope I don’t sound mean or anything when I ask people not to scold. It’s just when you are hurting and scared, people scolding makes you feel infinitely worse. I do appreciate all the good advice I get here.

Have a nice day Friends.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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4 Responses to Writing

  1. Ryu says:

    Well, since you are homeless, you don’t have an address. 325 bucks is alot of money actually. That’s just a revenue stream for the courts. Maybe you’d like jail. I expect alot of homeless people would go there for 3 hots and a cot.

    I don’t care if you talk while driving. People do much worse. But you got caught!

    • Maureen says:

      Yah, I know…it’s a big scam and the poorer you are, the more it costs you! Meanwhile we have illegal aliens running around, owning homes and illegal businesses. I wonder if the cops even pull them over for traffic violations???

      Yes, I got caught. A grave and expensive error.

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