April 29, 2009

Changes to Schedule

Filed under: Uncategorized — uninvoked @ 9:15 pm

I went in to work today, and found out my services are no longer needed. I knew it would come eventually in this economy, but I really was not looking forward to it. Because of this, I need to spend most or all of my time looking for a job.

Obviously as a short story writer, my novel writing isn’t a little rusty, or else I’d ask a trade of some kind–those who want to continue reading can add something to the tip jar, that sort of deal. Maybe someday eh? In the mean time, here are some of my published short stories for your entertainment:

10 tips for a dirty horse stall

All Keyed Up

The Good Unicorn

Also Dragon Psychology available for purchase at http://www.sniplits.com

Thank you for reading this far. I am not giving up on Uninvoked, just saying that it will be updated on a “Whenever I have time” basis.



  1. I’m so sorry to hear that. Times like these are very tough, don’t let it get you down. Best of luck in your job search.

    Comment by Eleanor — April 30, 2009 @ 12:28 am | Reply

  2. Thank you. I hope to find a new job in the same area soon, and get back to writing once again.

    Comment by uninvoked — April 30, 2009 @ 12:30 am | Reply

  3. I’ve recently been laid off too, so I know how you feel.

    Good luck. (Both job and writing.)

    Comment by Wicked — April 30, 2009 @ 1:11 am | Reply

  4. Thanks. Maybe we should all come together and form an online refuge for writers. -.- I volunteer my forums if someone wants to help me change it around.

    Comment by uninvoked — April 30, 2009 @ 3:48 am | Reply

  5. Oh dear, I’m so sorry to hear your news.

    I’ve just resigned from my job, which sometimes feels like it wasn’t quite the right thing to do given the worldwide economic crisis. But in many other more personal, emotional ways it feels like exactly the right step because it was time for change. While my decision was a more active one (though initiated by the peculiar bureaucratic tangles of a university), yours wasn’t. Being retrenched – or ‘dis-’employed by your employer really isn’t nice.

    I hope you can turn things around by recognising and honouring all your skills – as a writer of such an incredible, wide range of stories (computers, horses, unicorns!) you definitely have more skills and abilities (perhaps still untapped?) than you give yourself credit for. And PLEASE keep writing. 🙂

    Comment by Reggie — April 30, 2009 @ 6:55 am | Reply

  6. Hugs, so sorry for that. So many people are affected by the current state of play. Hope you find a job soon.

    Comment by Yunaleska — April 30, 2009 @ 10:18 am | Reply

  7. Good luck and thanks for the advice you gave on my blog. I’ll keep plugging away and I suggest that you do, too.

    Comment by jimtheperson — April 30, 2009 @ 2:30 pm | Reply

  8. You know we love you and will stand by you. Let us know how we can help.

    Comment by mbodel — May 1, 2009 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  9. Oh god, that is terrible. I wish you all the best and hope everything works out so you can return and finish Uninvoked.

    Comment by girlslashwoman — May 2, 2009 @ 2:14 am | Reply

  10. Oh no! Sorry to hear that 😦 I’m looking forward to future episodes of Uninvoked when you have the time. Thanks for the links to the short stories. 10 tips was really funny 🙂

    Comment by Helen — May 2, 2009 @ 8:16 pm | Reply

  11. Keep it up, keep it up. OR, one of my favourite quotes, “keep, walking, johnny walker”…

    Comment by Bernardo — May 4, 2009 @ 12:34 am | Reply

  12. I am here for you friend! And I will still be here when you are able to start posting regularly again. Best of luck with the job hunting! (and you know that if you need help with anything you can poke me!)

    Comment by Freedom Star — May 5, 2009 @ 12:20 am | Reply

  13. Ha, a refuge for writers. Nice idea.

    Comment by Wicked — May 7, 2009 @ 8:29 pm | Reply

  14. I’m so sorry to hear this :(. I wish you luck on finding a job – I know it’s not easy to do these days. Thank you for the short stories, I will definitely give them a read, and I will be looking forward to whenever you have time to continue Uninvoked.

    Comment by slightlyignorant — May 9, 2009 @ 5:53 pm | Reply

  15. I’m sorry to hear this. I wish you all the luck in finding another job–or making your own! When I was laid off 2 years ago, I started my own company, using my skill sets in a new direction. Perhaps this is something to consider. I do hope you continue to write–it’s a great outlet, and who knows where it could lead! If you don’t mind, I’ll continue to read and comment on your posts/pages.

    Comment by darktotem — May 12, 2009 @ 2:19 am | Reply

  16. Hey!

    Thanks for the comment on my site. Sorry to hear you got “downsized, surplus to requirement” – it’s happened to me before. I’m sure you’ll find something even better very soon.

    Again, thank you for the comment.


    Comment by charliesnail — May 15, 2009 @ 2:56 am | Reply

  17. Thanks for the invite to join your forums. I’m happy to accept and look forward to reading and commenting on the work of others.

    Comment by darktotem — May 17, 2009 @ 12:56 am | Reply

  18. Tough time to be looking for a job, as the Ridge Walker well knows. Best of luck.

    Comment by Ridge Walker — May 22, 2009 @ 8:12 pm | Reply

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