I particularly love the wording on this; the University has "conferred upon" me the "degree of Bachelor of Arts with all its privileges and obligations." Privileges and obligations? Hell yes. Clearly B.A. stands for Bad-Ass. Who needs a job? I am burdened with glorious purpose!
Long story short, I am nervous. Meanwhile, I'm trying to come up with more harebrained ways of working on writing to make a little cash. First off, I've still got these free downloadable copies of my ebook, First Light, to give away. I have been assured it is full of typos (whoops) but that figures, considering I was my own proofreader. However, I've also gotten pretty positive feedback about it thus far. Yay! Anyway, I have about fifteen of these free downloads to give away, so this is how it's going to work: it'll be first come, first serve. If you want one, it's yours - until I run out of them, at least. I can either mail it to you or email you the code, whichever you prefer.
Secondly, I'm trying to decide if there's a market for commission writing. I know that painters and drawing artists have an advantage with this, but I'm curious if for three or four dollars if anyone would be interested in throwing me a topic and having me write up some sort of...something. I did this as a Christmas gift for a group last year and it was really fun. Now I'm wondering if I can actually profit off it, though it seems strange to me when I have my writing out here entirely for free. I'm also wondering if anyone would actually donate if I created a Paypal account out here, but I don't think I can bring myself to ask for donations - there are artists out there who need the assistance far more than I do. And so, I'm just considering the commission stuff for now. Let me know what you think and I'm going to keep working on job search stuff and keep on blogging. Unfortunately, there won't be post this Saturday as I will be at a friend's cabin this weekend, so instead, I'm adding the new Thor trailer to the end of this post for you to watch and flail over in my absence: