Friday, February 25, 2011

A Month Later, Writing In-Between, And Other Colorful Bits

I have this propensity for obsessing too much about the details of what sort of work I need to produce and what monetary amounts are necessary ingredients in conducting business a freelance writer. Of course, money is an important thing in being a paid writer. I don't think I have to belabor that point. When you become obsessed about one aspect to the detriment of another however and there are some problems. If you expend to much time and mental energy worrying about the details of finding the work, meeting quotas, or the like, then there are some uncomfortable consequences.

It's possible to get burned out with simply thinking over what it is you're trying to do as a writer. Did you know that? I will not complain about what has been going on for the last month but I will definitely use it to make new decisions about the road ahead as a writer.

Continuing Work

I've still been writing over the last few weeks, I've been doing more thinking about both the goals I've set previously and what it is I intend to do in the near-term. When you are your own boss, things can get a bit tricky, and motivation to come to the tough conclusions can become entangled in other aspects of life, including your personal relationships with your family and friends.

If you're not a particularly organized person, this can compound fast. Like an avalanche of contradictory ideas, possible plans, ambitions, and, ultimately, results, you can get imbalanced. There's no reason to throw a pity party about it; instead, you have to gather your wits, dust yourself off, and get back into the fray.

Last month's post was a hopeful one about the sort of goals I want to meet as a creative writer. They did not venture much into writing web content, keyword articles, and eBooks for marketers. None of the goals I mentioned acknowledged my debt to the freelance ghostwriting that still makes up the bulk of the writing that I do everyday.

I must give credit where credit is due. Still, I'm moving forward, expanding my reach into new markets, and seeing what sort of words I can craft. There is much more left to be done. I hope to make some dramatic changes. It will take work. I hope to share some of that with all of you in the coming weeks.

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