One Writer’s Journey

February 8, 2019

Freelance Essentials: Flexible Scheduling

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:06 am
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On Wednesday, I took a series proposal to my critique group.  Got some really helpful feedback.

Thursday morning I spent some time noodling over what changes to make.  Glance over the lesson I need to update and convert to a PDF.  Remember I’m teaching Sunday and need to reread that lesson.

11:30 am E-mail from my editor.

1:00 pm Second e-mail from editor.  New two book contact.  Deadline dead ahead!

I have to be honest.  I don’t know how you would do this job, and make money at it, if you also had a day job or an otherwise inflexible schedule.  Yes, I have family responsibilities.  And I teach Sunday school and am otherwise busy at church.  But when a job comes along, I can generally massage my schedule and work things in which is vital on days like today.

2/13.  Chapter, outline and bibliography due

3/8.  Book due.

3/18.  Chapter, outline and bibliography due

4/12.  Book due.

And somewhere not long after all of that, I will be rewriting both books.

It isn’t that your schedule has to be wide open to do this job but you do have to be willing to rearrange things.  If that stresses you out or makes you panic, this may not be the best job for you.

Given my Type-A tendencies, this is why writing about a topic I love is essential.  I need that giddy excitement to distract me from the fact that plans are changing.

I’ve actually taken a few contracts that didn’t thrill me.  Those deadlines were harder to meet and I resented having to reorganize my days to fit the work in.

This contract?  I forced myself to get some other things done Thursday before I got to work on Book #1 Friday.  This is part of the lore and legend of my family.  I come from a long line of Southern story tellers and I am ready to go!

–SueBE

June 3, 2015

Freelancing: The Pros and Cons

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The Pros and Cons of Being a FreelancerI love being a freelancer but there are definitely both pros and cons to this type of work.  Here is an infographic prepared by Graphic Design Degree Hub.

I have to say — I agree that the feast/famine cycle is a real drag.  So is trying to balance life and work when you can pretty well work anywhere.

But the pros really are what sells this for me. I love the flexible schedule.  And I worked through the entire recession.  In fact, I pick and choose jobs.  That’s a blessing.

Take a minute to look this over and see if you have anything to add.

–SueBE

May 26, 2015

Copyright Terms

Filed under: Uncategorized — suebe @ 1:34 am
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Copyright terminology can be confusing.  Fortunately, Brian Scott and FreelanceWriting.com has created an amazing graphic full of information.
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