I found an interesting article today regarding the constant dilemma of many authors – stay in a job to pay the bills or leap into a writing life full-time. As some of you may know, I started a freelancing business, with a long term plan, this year. So far I have made headway but it is a steep learning curve. With a few regular clients already I am happy with my modest progress but more work is always welcome – any time.
There are numerous web sites pro-porting to assist the novice freelancer but tread carefully as many are only interested in selling you books, or other promotional items. Networking is the best way to find the answers to your questions so utilize your local and social media contacts.
So are these tips helpful in making that decision?
Have you made the leap yet?
What plans do you have for a writing life?
Can you share tips on how to live by writing alone?
If you don’t design your own life plan, chances are you’ll fall into someone else’s plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much. ―Jim Rohn
Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy. ―Norman Vincent Peale
Today’s prompt is to envisage your life as a full time writer. Where will you live? What will your writing space look like? What kind of writing will you do?
Give your vision as much detail as you can – then follow that desire. The power of suggestion is just that – powerful.
I would love to see your answers so feel free to share them here.
My ideal? Living between Italy, England and Canada. Writing all genres with many more published novels and articles covering numerous topics published in magazines, newspapers and on websites.