Services I have to offer as as freelance writer and a book designer. On this page I have listed my standard payment terms and layout my rates as well. I can provide other information as needed, but I hope it will be enough of a start for a few clients. Anyone who might be interested in retaining my services whether as a ghostwriter or to help them get their books published via POD sources, I am ready and willing to take assignments. Those parties interested can contact me via the site's contact form.
Up until the last few months I did have a couple of steady sources for freelancing work. I admit I had fallen into a bit of rut, but I did manage to get out of it by taking on a book writing project (one that is still ongoing and which will offer me more publishing experience as well). I think this book has been a freeing and growing experience. This is especially true when I consider that it has left me out in the open with no projects to speak of and no way to make ends meet until I can contract some new work.
I'm back to bidding on work and calling in favors where I can. It is the opportunity to make new connections and take on a slew of new projects - provided I can first take care of business for this coming month's budget. That's the sticking point really. If I can locate new client bases it will be a great day. I'll be able to move on and make money at this even while I'm developing Founders House projects in the background. (Books I publish are more long-term pay-offs if I can discover the right sort of authors and help them achieve their publication goals. Then I'll have the means to make money that way.)
Back To Square One: Time To Look Around
Yet, here I am. I'm back to square one. If anything I'm a writer. That's why I'm here. If you take away anything else I have in the works, all I have is this independent writing business that I started back in 2006. It's been my own escape from the 9 to 5 and I am sure glad I have it. It's continued viability is entirely dependent on my ability to redefine what it is that I'm doing. I have to be pretty darn flexible to make all of this pan out.
My current predicament puts me a little over two weeks to meet a pretty serious financial deadline. I am still hopeful that I can miraculously come up with the currency I need to pay the big bill and keep everybody happy in the household (myself included). That's important. Security is important. Even though I know that I am not the primary income in my family, I do have a crucial role to play in how things work. When I don't make the cut, problems arise.
Right now, I'm searching for work. I'm continuing to move forward. If you find yourself in the same boat as me then you may have a better perspective on the whole deal. I known that in order to keep moving, I need to stay focused on the positive. I have to believe that it will work out and I will find gigs. As I've said in one form or another, this business is not for the weak-hearted.
If anyone knows somebody who needs a bit of freelance work done, whether it be ghostwriting, promotional work, articles, web content, or whatever, let me know. Thanks for reading. I'll keep you posted.