Gosh, the end of 2013 is just about a month away! I am off this week and hope you are too. The best part of being full time freelance and 100% work from home is taking time off whenever I want and for as long as I want and wherever I want, with whoever I want! Some will argue that its not paid leave but if you have earned enough through the year then that should not matter at all. I am thankful for this being a great year professionally - lots of writing assignments, copy editing projects, press trips, new website and book writing coming along nicely. Next year is looking even more promising. Excited to have close friends drive over to celebrate the holidays with us and thankful for friends hosting parties over the holiday weekend for us folks who really cant go home to celebrate with family this holiday season. I hope you celebrate well with near and dear! Happy Thanksgiving!
Depending on your client and project, it might actually make sense sometimes to not be involved in a certain assignment. Not every single offer that comes your way is necessarily the best. Almost always your gut is giving you the right signals. But listening to it is usually not what we do now, do we? I just got off a hell of a project today and boy was it a whirlwind! I am actually relieved to not be working on it any more even though it means a setback to my earnings. From the start I felt like I was bending backward with the hope that this could work into something pretty big, and the more I got swallowed into it. But the quality of copy to start with was quite horrendous, and then the quality of work expected from it was simply unacceptable. After trying very hard to keep it going, it ultimately boiled down to the quality of life I want being a freelance business owner and if this job fit that picture. Clearly not and so it was farewell. Have you had a similar situation cross your path?
Well, for me, at least. I have always had a problem coming up with decent pitches but I will write as many Letters of Interest as needed to make up for that. And again my efforts have borne fruit. Another trade publication has assigned me a story to work on, this one is targeted at independent restaurant owners - what a niche! I am excited about working on this new industry and learning more. A new avenue of work and a new area to learn about. I love it when I can learn more about a lesser known topic as part of my job, ain't that fun?