Week Two of Changing My Life is a success! After leaving my job two Fridays ago to start a new life of freelance writing, I am happily able to focus on writing projects, reading and researching rather than on daytime television.
I begin my day “in the office” at a respectable 8:30 a.m. The 10:30 stretch and snack break is a carry-over from The Job, only instead of staring out the window at urban happenings (or mis-happenings) I eat my cheese stick while throwing in a load of laundry. I have been warned of the temptation to stir more soup and fold more laundry than to write more words. So far, the words are winning.
Am I living the dream? I wear what I want, get chores done on my breaks, and am lucky enough to get to shoo my cat off of my desk throughout the day. The work of a freelance writer, or a freelance anything, is really a 24 hours a day 7 days a week job. And that’s okay, because when something is in your bones, you live it and breathe it awake or asleep. This is how I know I’m doing the right thing.
This week, I finally gave this website a long overdue make-over, transforming from an online journal-cum-portfolio to a small business presence. I don’t think it’s perfect, but I do think it’s perfectly functional and a good start. It’s the product of a work-through-lunchtime kind of motivation. And that feels fantastic.
Sudden Write Turn is turning into a legit operation and I need to think about what happens when I hand my business card to someone. What do I want them to see and know if they’re interested enough to browse over to suddenwriteturn.com?
Take a look around. Your comments, observations, advice, jokes, etc., are welcome!
Next Week: Week Three of Changing My Life involves starting a part time job. Hint: My new boss is 7 years old.