Earning My Living

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A freelance career takes a good five years to build. I say that I am on year three because of my actual start date, but it is really more like the end of year one due to medical issues and a needed surgery and recovery time.

During my writing times, I have had quite a few months where I earned my entire income from writing. This is not an easy career, however, and sometimes I do not.

At this point, I am working a ‘day job’ as well as writing. My main income is under $9.00 an hour. I like many of the people I work with. And though I do not personally like to clean, the job is not a bad one.

With this job, winter will be slower than the other seasons, providing me with the opportunity to write ahead and research topics of interest that I would like to write about. I will be able to write the eBooks, eCourses, etc… and work hard to build the freelance writing career that I want so much.

I do earn some of my income from the freelance writing career, but I also want the opportunity to write more fiction. This can also be done during the winter months. I have one book going through the editing process, and am working on a second. An income will (with any luck) come from this venture as well.

All-in-all, I fully like to work. No matter what it is that I am doing. Writing. Cleaning. Childcare. It doesn’t matter. I simply work hard and learn daily. Working during the day and writing at night is fine with me. Multiple streams of income are a good thing 😀


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About Shannon L. Buck

Hello. My name is Shannon, and I'm a single mother of two young adult daughters, and Memay to one precious Little Man. I work as a writer from my home in Orono, Maine, and as a Front Desk Agent at an inn. Writing is my life, second only to my daughters. I enjoy writing nonfiction, as well as fiction in a number of genres. At some point, I would like to travel. It would be a true writing adventure.

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  4. Hi Shannon,
    Love what you are writing and glad that I found you from Personal Excellence 21DJC.