As I said in a previous post, I have a general idea of how I want to create enough income to eventually be able to quit my current job. The one I’m most interested in is freelance writing, but it’s been a surprisingly slow start…
Starting a Career as a Freelance Writer
I’ve really sprained my brain over this one. What do I want to write? Who do I want to write it for? When do I make time to write? And how do I get paid for it? Over the last couple of months, I’ve been trying to figure all this out and develop a clear plan. The result? So far, I’ve done one helluva’ job confusing myself with more information, possibilities, and options than I can shake a stick at.
If you’re not the least bit Southern and you don’t get the stick-shaking thing, my point is just that I’ve whole-heartedly overwhelmed myself with information about the whopping number of various ways to make money writing.
When I consider too many options at once, I tend to get myself stuck in a big gooey pile of indecision and I end up not doing a damn thing about any of the options. Doing nothing is easier than trying to figure out a mess. But in this case, doing nothing isn’t an option. In the last week or so, I’ve reached waaay back into the old grey matter and dug up my old motto: Do SOMETHING, even if it’s wrong. So, I’m refocusing and forcing myself to take the first steps to becoming a real honest-to-God paid writer. Here’s where I’m at with this goal: Continue reading