Wednesday, July 6, 2011


I woke up yesterday thinking “Why don’t I write freelance to get an income and still work as a fiction writer in my spare time?” I know I didn’t really think this through, but if it is possible it would be great for me, working from home and all that.

Though I am thinking that if it was that simple as getting paid for writing than all writers would be doing that right? So have any of you thought of freelancing before?


  1. HI! Sorry I haven't commented in a while but I still swing by a lot.

    I have thought about it but I don't know what to write about. It would take some real thought and maybe interviewing of some current freelance writers to see how they come up with topics and such.

    Good luck if that becomes your path!

  2. It's a lot of work, but I think it's really fun. I freelance sporadically. I think most people would call it a hobby. It's definitely not enough to call part-time, but I enjoy it and I think it's improved my writing a lot. Depending on the market you write for, it also gives your writing resume a little lift. ;)

  3. I don't know. The thought of freelancing scares me. maybe that's one reason I've never seriously considered it.

    I've got lots of poetry and stuff in various journals, but none of it pays because there isn't really money in poetry. Good luck with your venture.

  4. Heather - Thanks! I understand, it is very tough getting to all the blogs. I struggle to visit everyone everyday.

    Yeah, I too find that I have to do a lot of research about it. If I do get a freelance job, my passion and main focus would still be my novel writing. I just can't give it up.

    Carla - Thanks for sharing. I thought that it would give me something to put in my biography section in my query letter, so you give great advice. Thank you.

    Angela - It scares me too, but it would look great on my writer's résumé and biography section I guess and hopefully provide me with a little income.

    It must feel great being published in journals. That is so awesome!

  5. I subscribe to a writing magazine that has articles in every issue (monthly) about freelancing. I find them very informative and have considered looking at it, but I just don't have the time. I want to give any time I have to my novel.

    I think it's definitely worth looking into if your considering it.

  6. Rebecca - I started doing some research yesterday and so far I am a little intimidated. I would be so happy if I could write novels the whole day. Who wouldn't?

    Thanks for stopping by and for the encouragement.


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