Arggh again!

August 28, 2012

I posted an ad on Craig’s list for a weekend care worker.  Within three hours a woman called for an Interview.  She cancels four times before Arriving two hours Late and drunk.  She Didn’t understand why I didn’t hire her.  That’s why the economy is in Trouble.  People want something for nothing.  I will not be using Craig’s list to find care workers in the future. That is the Community Living Alliance job.  My job is to write.  

Dream + Passion =

August 20, 2012

  If you have a dream and a passion to succeed in your endeavors with determination, then you will succeed in life. 

I will spend th…

August 13, 2012

I will spend this week e-mailing agents that I met at the writer’s conference in April.  The agents haven’t replied to my pitch sessions from the writer’s conference.  I will have to email the agents asking them to respond.  I let a couple of weeks pass before I email the agents again.  Then usually the agents will answer with an email that reads:

Dear Steven,

            I sure do remember you from the writer’s conference.  You’re an amazing writer.  I am sorry that I didn’t get back to you sooner.  I did read your manuscript.  I enjoyed it.  But unfortunately the manuscript doesn’t fit the market and isn’t for me.  Please understand.  I wish you nothing but the best.  Sincerely,


Why did I have to email the agents  several times and wait so long to receive a rejection?  It takes me an hour to write a short email to agents.  It takes them a couple of minutes to email a rejection.  I wish that people would be honest with me.  Rejection is a part of a writer’s life.  No writer likes rejection.  But that is what I am, a writer.


The Best

August 7, 2012

I have the best care worker now.  Trina found her two years ago for me.  She is a reliable worker who treats me with respect and dignity.  She is a single mother raising two cognitively disabled girls on a small salary.  She lives on food stamps in order to survive.  She has to find relatives to care for her daughters when she works.  She has to pay her sister to watch her daughters .  She can’t afford to pay for child care or summer camp.  She is going to school to become a Cna.  The Community Living Alliance needs to reward her six years of dedication with the organization.  But the Community Living Alliance doesn’t give pay raises to its best care workers.  I admire her strength.  I wish that I could pay her more.  Trina, thank you for bringing her into my life.  She is the best.