Life is full of changes. It doesn’t matter how long you’ve been doing something, or how well. Sometimes circumstances will force your hand for a change.
Client relationships are no different. Needs change, budgets dwindle, editors leave. The freelance writing job you applied for, and the job you’re expected to do may no longer match.
I’ve recently seen the disaster flick San Andreas starring Dwayne Johnson and had a total blast.
Sure, it has clichés. But it is one fun ride that left me pumped up about my freelance writing career and life in general.
Below are some of the moments in the movie that can teach us a good deal about freelancing:
There two schools of thought on writer’s block: writers who believe it exists and writers who believe it doesn’t. I belong to the first group because I keep suffering from it time and time again.
But most posts on beating writer’s block usually assume you’re stuck trying to find a fresh idea angle. However in my experience, writer’s block doesn’t discriminate according to the stage of your project.
If there’s one piece of writing advice writers agree on, it’s that writing regularly improves your writing, boosting your writing career in return.
But don’t let this scare you. Writing regularly doesn’t have to mean 1000 or 2000 words every day. Whatever you can manage is fine. If you need to take a couple of days off to rest and feel refreshed, that’s okay too.
The idea is to get as much writing done as possible. Develop a routine that works for you. J.P. Choquette wrote her novel using 15-minute blocks. Copyblogger’s Brian Clark has a great post called 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer where all 10 steps include writing.