Once upon a time I worked a 9-5 office job. It was a good job and I worked with great people who cared about me, my family and my life.

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.

  1. Wake up and edit fiction WIP for one or two hours.
  2. Write client projects for two to five hours depending on the day.
  3. 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!