The message says something like: "I've been laid off from _______ (wherever.) I've been trying to get writing jobs, but the competition's too tough. Thousands of other writers have been laid off too, and..."
If you're looking at the world this way, please stop it.
Fact: you have NO competition.
I've been receiving more emails from writers who want to get writing jobs and are psyched out by the "competition."
Please read the above article. When you're YOU, there is no competition.
Stop making yourself crazy. Be yourself, that's all you need to do. (Being both competent and reliable should go without saying.)