Writing Work Post: Winding Down

The last couple of days, I have been hitting the paid gigs consistently. I’ve been working at a steady pace so I don’t burn myself out writing about commercial type things. I did get a good review from a client though who said they were going to use what I had written as a template for 150 nationwide locations of their business. For something like that, I should probably be getting paid more.

But hey, at least the assignments have been steady and I haven’t had to go through the trauma of writing copy for companies that make sex dolls. *shudder*

It’s not often you find a client where you can just get into the groove and run with it. It’s a little like scraping paint when you hit that one big chip and it just peels right up your putty knife in such a satisfying way. Bummer is that my brain is pretty spent right now from the last couple of days, but I still want to work on the book. Which can be a little jarring, like grinding gears when you are learning how to drive a stick.

The paid gigs are bringing in money. Which I need. And maybe I can structure my time better to where I am making money with the writing (when I might normally be procrastinating) and then I can work on the book too when the night is quiet and there are fewer distractions of the day.

It’s all about how you manage your time, mixed a little bit with how much brain power I’ve got left from project to project. Right now, the post I’m writing here is just a way for me to buffer the paid work from the work-work. The agency doesn’t pay scale of what a freelancer should be getting, but it is income and it is consistent this week at least. There are lean weeks and there are fat weeks. This week is flush with work, but I also want to work on the book. Otherwise you risk losing focus on what you need to do versus a check. Sometimes you feel like a potter who has to take a day job making plates, when you really want to just stick your hands in the clay and go to town.

Plates pay so you can do what you love and not starve.

That’s it for tonight. Time for a snack.

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