Did you know that it took the infamous writer, J.K. Rowlings five years just to plan the whole story of the magical young boy Harry Potter?
Five years, even before she started to write the story!
As an online writer, I’m sure that you are always looking for new (and easy) ways on how to write better.
How many times have you sat down to write and just stared at a blank screen?
You are overly worried that whatever you write needs to be perfect, or you’ve run out of ideas, or your mind is simply too full to sort out anything worth putting into a blog post or article.
Or maybe you’re filled with self-doubt today as you stare at that blank screen.
When lockdown was imposed, and everyone had to stay home, I thought I would do something I have always done on the side as a university lecturer – do some writing.
“Easy peasy,” my confidence assures me, “$$$ should come pouring in soon.”
But it has been a while, a long while, and I still haven’t written anything with my academic writing background.
If you’re new to freelancing, then you probably know that being productive is a challenge since you have to motivate yourself to work.
Writing is no different – especially if you’re a freelance writer.
Since I have been freelance writing for over six years, I have written over 2,000 (if not more) articles. When your words pay the bills, you don’t have time to mess with poor time management.
Feel you have bad writing?
When I’m not writing, blogging or building my business, I enjoy supporting others in their journey to become freelance writers.
So, you landed your first client! Woo-hoo!
All that pitching and negotiating finally paid off. You two settle on 2-3 articles a month and your first project is due in a week.
The joke bombed.
That punchline plus your client’s blog was set to go viral.
Maybe, your wisecracks should come from professionals.
Wait. People didn’t get it. So, why should you stop being funny?
Amy Poehler. Tina Fey. Steve Carrell. Chris Farley.
What do these renowned comedians have to do with your freelance business?