I'm a firm believer in the law of attraction—I've seen it work too many times not to be—but even I can still be taken by surprise by how well it works sometimes.
I've been happily without paying work since the first week in July. Happily, because when I don't have a deadline on a paying project, I spend all my working time working on Madison. Which means that this month, I worked nearly four solid weeks on my own novel, editing and writing, and refining. I purposely didn't go hunting for more paying work since we don't currently need the money and I really wanted to work on Madison. To be specific, I wanted to finish Madison.
Today, I finished! The writing is done! I have four new chapters of text (approximately 80 pages) to edit, then I start seriously sending out query letters!
Like the universe had been hold its breath for this moment, this morning, almost simultaneous with the thought that I was going to finish today, I got an email and a paying project is now on my plate. The timing couldn't have been more perfect. Thank you, universe!