I find having a definite plan or at least a Next Step helps a LOT when one is feeling listless, directionless, or un-motivated. It's fine if your plan isn't very long-term, or if the Endgame is still kind of vague; you can figure things out as you go! Use this thread to share your Plan! Use your net-safety, and leave out any information which could be used to identify or track you in real life (ie; the name of the school you attend, the city you live in, where you work, etc). I also recommend keeping your plan somewhere IRL where you can see it; pinned on the fridge or - if your Steps are date-specific - marked on the Calendar! Minibit's Plan Get Degree 1/3 while working in service to pay bills/loans Move to get Degree 2/3 while working in service to pay bills/loans Get job in Publishing. Anywhere in publishing; copy-editor, part-time writer/contributor, translator, anywhere. Just get foot in the door Get Degree 3/3 either from same school or over correspondence. Work on moving into the Books side of publishing, and/or advancing there Get a job on the editorial side of Book Publishing Advance Wait for an Acquisitions Editor to either retire or royally fuck up Get their job Have office, cute secretary, view, and power to tell assholes not to let the door hit their ass on the way out GOALS!