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Taking a Month Off- Or, Why You Should Take the Leap to Freelancing

By December 10, 2012

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I recently wrapped up a long edit of a non-fiction/academic book. I'm also wrapping up the January issue of the local/regional magazine that I manage. Both clients have already paid, and we here at the Tapia house are sitting pretty. In addition, I've no other clients who are not in "maintenance" mode and may not seek any, nor put out any queries  (at least until later in the month).

I'm not saying this to brag, though. Instead, I'm relaying a reality of this career: the ability to time your freelance writing projects, detailed in that link.

Interested? The first steps to getting started in the freelance writing career can be found here.


December 17, 2012 at 8:35 am
(1) Julie M. Rodriguez says:

I second this! Making the jump to freelancing full-time last September did wonders for my mental and emotional health. (Yes, even the hard parts like flaky clients and marketing myself.) I’m back to full-time employment now, but because of my freelance experience I wound up getting a really awesome job with great benefits as a professional copywriter. Quitting my horrible day job was a scary shift to make at the time but it was definitely the right choice. :)

December 18, 2012 at 3:50 pm
(2) freelancewrite says:

Great to hear it, Julie. Even if not everyone is eager to go independent, I really think that AT LEAST telecommute is the wave of the future. It’s incredible work-life balance after you prefect it.

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