Okay. So as pretty much anyone reading this blog knows, I’m a full time writer. A neo-pro full time writer, which means that writing income is spotty at best. My wonderful husband pays the rent (and health insurance) but we live on the line between broke and poor in order for me to have the time to work on my craft and build my writing into a real career.
So now I have an amazing opportunity to pursue another learning experience that will help build my career: Clarion. Clarion is not free, however. I have to pay the workshop fee (no word yet on scholarship monies, I applied though, so hopefully I’ll hear something soon) and I have to get airfare to go to San Diego and home again six weeks later (airfare shouldn’t be too bad, since I live in PDX. I am fortunate not to be someone coming in from the East Coast or overseas). We’ve been saving some money, but if I have to pay the full Clarion tuition fee plus airfare, I’m doomed.
I won’t let doomed stop me. It’s a state I’m used to. But I will take (non-illegal!) suggestions for how to raise money quickly. Be as zany as you want. I’m willing to try anything that doesn’t break the law or compromise my personal health or safety (or anyone else’s, for that matter).
I also have some e-books for sale. Please consider getting one if it catches your interest or recommending them to others who might enjoy science fiction or fantasy. Here’s the link: http://overactive.wordpress.com/read-my-fiction/
So how about it, blog readers? What suggestions for making money quickly do you have for me? Bring it on in the comments. Let’s see if we can get to 101.