20 New Year Writing Prompts

Looking for inspiration for the New Year? Something to keep you busy as the holidays are winding down? These ideas will help get you started. Consider them a springboard for your own projects, and have fun with them. Fiction Writer Write a novella about a New Year resolution gone wrong. Continue Reading

The Snack Drawer

Depending on the freelance career you are enjoying, you may find yourself sitting at a desk all day rather than being active. This is especially true for the freelance writer. Even if you take a daily walk or otherwise work out, you are still sitting around most of the day. Continue Reading

What is the Freelance Life?

The freelance life is different for each freelancer. She may be a freelance writer, or a freelance photographer. She may choose to write for content sites, or for magazines. And perhaps she writes fiction as well. I am combining a number of things in my freelance career. From blogging to Continue Reading

A Quick Note on the Manuscript

I finished the first draft of one of the manuscripts that I am working on. Very exciting! It still needs some editing, but is all formatted and ready to go otherwise. The title of the book is Tales from the Mountain, which is one book in the Tales of Darkness Continue Reading

Freelance Writers: Do You Have Other Goals?

I know. I know. Isn’t enough to just have freelance goals? Yes, it is. I am wondering if anyone else has other goals for their future as well. I do. Photography I love nature photography, and would like to build a career around this on top of my freelance writing. Continue Reading

Background Noise

As a freelance writer, I spend much time at home… alone. I do not work well in complete silence. Playing music does not help. In fact, it makes matters worse because I feel the need to sing along. At that point, work becomes a lost cause. When working elsewhere, I Continue Reading

Fiction Goals for Year 3

I hardly had any time during Year 2 of my freelance writing career to work on my fiction writings. I am not happy about this, but other things had to take precedence. I will be making sure that this changes during Year 3. Here are a few of my main Continue Reading

Financial Report for Year 2

Year 2 could have, in all reality, been better financially. But I am not complaining. There were many roadblocks, including surgery and a computer that didn’t make it through the entire year. It did, however, serve me well for almost six years. The amount I was able to earn will Continue Reading

Year 2: The Wrap-Up Post

This post is meant as a wrap up for Year 2 of my freelance writing career. There will only be one more post for this year – – the financial wrap-up. It has been a year with many ups and downs. I had a medical condition that prevented me from Continue Reading

Freelancer’s: How Do You Celebrate Earth Day?

There are many ways to celebrate Earth Day, and I am wondering just what all of you do to tread lightly on our beautiful Earth. I am doing (or learning to do) a number of things as far as my freelance business goes. Any or all of these may be Continue Reading