Pondering The Depths Of My Empty Bank Account

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Okay, the pig is on a serious diet,  my pockets are empty and it’s getting harder and harder to imagine I’m going to make it to publication.   Everyday you hear about another newspaper going under in the US and here in Canada it’s not much better.  Publishing and the way in which we communicate our ideas is undergoing some serious and painful change.  If this is a sort of artistic  renaissance  by way of economic collapse, then it had better be an amazing period of enlightenment for this writer.   Even when the economy is fat and happy, competition for spots in literary magazines is damn stiff.  I’ve decided to ride it out by blogging, submitting for clips not cash and pray the day job feeds and shelters us for another year.  If the poverty becomes deep and ugly it will be sort of like writing in the sand:  Meaningless and washed away by the wave of need.    Either way, I’ll keep writing because it’s what I was born to do, paid or not.


Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

4 thoughts on “Pondering The Depths Of My Empty Bank Account”

  1. Hi Kelli! Hopefully we’ll all survive this nightmare with some stories to tell/sell. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your words. 🙂

  2. I totally agree with you on this. A book is a relatively cheap form of entertainment that can last
    as long as you want it to.

    Thanks for dropping by and commenting, courtingD. 🙂

  3. That piggy bank looks sadly familiar..~sigh~ Let’s just hope the ‘it will get worse before it gets better’ part is short-lived.

    I have heard that in times when there is economic hardship, the arts flourish because people are searching for an escape. Hopefully that is still true…

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