It's hard to think of something to write about with an empty stomach. It gets even worse when the brain starts to go numb. Mere cravings for sweets or salty treats become a thing of the past. Mixing a regular office job with freelancing on the side does not seem plausible either. There just isn’t enough time or the energy after all the stress of commuting and traffic to and from work. Being forced into this situation after getting laid off, and not having saved enough for such contingencies adds to the burden and might send someone spiraling down into depression and lethargy. Starting out as a freelance writer is not a walk in the park apparently.