So last week, I went back to work at my hourly employment thing. It had been closed since March due to Corona.
...but last week I also went to a job interview. And today I went to my first day of work on that particular job.
So I have a full-time job now. I no longer have to job hunt. My free time is now completely free time.
I still haven't heard back from my proofreader. But I keep writing. I think I've solved the problem I was having. Things are looking up.