They even encouraged me to bring my children to work during the summer months. It really was an ideal situation.
But it wasn’t the life I wanted to live.
I wanted to be a writer. And I was a writer. I worked on my fiction every second I had. Of course, working a 9-5 with two young children didn’t leave much time to write.
So I started creating a part time freelance writing business. I took the Copywriting Course at AWAI. It gave me the confidence, and the knowledge, to open my own writing business. The business grew much more quickly than I imagined it would and within three months I had enough writing business to replace my salary at my JOB.
So I quit the JOB and starting working for myself full time.
So how does this lead to fiction writing?
It meant I was in control of my time. It’s been more than seven years on my own now and I have a consistent flow of freelance income. I also have time every day to work on my fiction projects.
My schedule looks something like this.
- Wake up and edit fiction WIP for one or two hours.
- Write client projects for two to five hours depending on the day.
- Write fiction for 2-4 hours depending on the day and the flow.
I have the time, the financial freedom, and the ability to pursue my writing dreams while also making a living writing for others.
The good news is that you can do it too. I’ve created a blog dedicated to creating your own freelance writing business. It’s a work in progress. My goal is to provide aspiring freelance writers with everything they need to create their dream writing life.
Check it out http://freelancewritingbusiness.com/ and let me know what you think!