After a rather depressing blog post, today was a better day. I got up and got to work at my computer first thing. I started with pursuing jobs at elance.com, I applied for seven new assignments. I believe now that bidding on jobs, composing proposals for the work, is a learning process, so rather than get discouraged if I get rejected, I will now consider that I am simply learning what to do better next time and one step closer to acceptance.
Second, I am staying with my commitment to the writing schedule I made for myself at the beginning of the year and have written a minimum of one page in my novel today. It's taking longer to write one page than it did to write two yesterday simply because I'm moving into new territory, unplotted, and the place in the novel for more suspense, something has to happen that will propel the action for the next few chapters, but I'm not sure what yet.