You know, it's funny...

Nope, actually it's not.

So my last post said something to the effect of, "I don't have the time to do the real NaNo..."

Somehow the fates translated that into, "Katie needs more time."

Oh, that's easy...


No Job.

Yep, I'm being given the axe this week. Friday is my last official day as a paper pusher. I will now join the numerous ranks of the unemployed.

The layoff did not come as a surprise, though that doesn't diminish the effect.

I work or should I say, worked, for a commercial plumbing contractor. I was the paper pusher, aka Contract Administrator. Otherwise known as the girl who put's all those "sign here" stickers on contracts, then rushes around like a chicken with my head cut off to get the, big wigs to sign. With the economy in the dumps, construction has slowed to a halt and no jobs means no contracts. No contracts means no need for the, sticker lady.

Sad but true.

I'll be tightening up the belt a little while I am hunting for something new.


I'm doing my best to keep in good spirits though. Things will work out.

In the mean time, I have all the time in the world to write.

So here is a quicky *Modified* NaNo update.

Remember my *Modified* rules, editing counts. =p

Sunday - Edited Chapter 13, (the love scene) Hunters & Prey.
Monday - Edited Chapter 1, Immortalis - Carpe Noctem. (I got a personal rejection that suggested I tighten up my sample (Chapters 1-3)
Tuesday - Edited Chapter 2, Immortalis - Carpe Noctem.
Wednesday - I'm cheating here. Remember the 500 word count on ANY work? Yep, Blogging today to cover the required words... and working on my resume. LoL. I think I will hit 500 between both of them.

Well, that's all I have for you tonight. Good Night Blogger Land.


Kristi Faith said...

Oh no! I'm sorry to hear about your job. Things do have a way of working out, I'll be keeping you in my thoughts.

Anonymous said...

You know how to get things done in the business world, so when you have an interview, speak plainly to the person and you'll get the job.


Jennifer Shirk said...

Oh, that's awful to hear! I'm sorry.
I really hope you find a new job soon.

Corey Schwartz said...

Oh, I'm sorry. I got laid off once during the dot com bust and I know how awful it feels :(

But go NaNo! I try to believe that everything happens for a reason.

Bethany Wiggins said...

May this twist of fate end up as a publishing deal! So sorry about the *lack of* job.

Deb Salisbury, Magic Seeker and Mantua-Maker said...

Hugs! Rumor has it that construction will pick up again in spring. With a little luck you'll get your job back.

Until then, finish those novels! :-)

Wishing you tons of luck!

Stephanie McGee said...

So sorry about the job loss. Best of luck in the hunt.

Kristen Torres-Toro said...

Wow, Katie. I'm sorry to read that. I know how it feels to be laid off. Not fun--especially when you like the job. I'll pray that you will see God provide for you in such amazing ways.

Susan R. Mills said...

I'm so sorry. I hope you find a new job soon. I've been looking for a while myself. It's tough, but I'm sure something will come along.

Roni Loren said...

That stinks, I'm sorry. :( Hope you find something new soon.

Natalie said...

That's terrible! I hope you find something else (and hopefully something better) very soon!

kah said...

Hey, me too! Financially it sucks, but think of all the writing time we'll have now. NaNo here we come. lol.

Katie Salidas said...

Big hugs to all of you. You guys are such a wonderful group.

Eric said...

Sorry to hear about your employment troubles. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you, either with a new job or (better yet) a publication deal. Good luck and try to keep smiling.

Beth Overmyer said...

I'm so sorry about your job, Katie. I hope something wonderful comes your way.

About The Author

Katie Salidas is a USA Today bestselling author and RONE award winner known for her unique genre-blending style.

Since 2010 she's penned five bestselling book series: the Immortalis, Olde Town Pack, Little Werewolf, Chronicles of the Uprising, and the all-new Agents of A.S.S.E.T. series. As her not-so-secret alter ego, Rozlyn Sparks, she is a USA Today bestselling author of romance with a naughty side.

In her spare time Katie also produces and hosts a YouTube talk show; Spilling Ink. She also has a regular column on First Comics News where she explores writing from a nerdy perspective.