There are many weeks that I wind up working every day. This really isn’t as bad as it sounds though…
I just totally blew off work for the past few days. Spent time with family. Hung out. Took naps. Ate out. Granted, I have to make up for it now, but working for yourself allows you that liberty. That luxury.
Most weeks I work on and off during the day and a little bit on weekends too. I find it is actually very easy to do once you realize that your workload can be subdivided into little chunks that you can chip away at however you want. This kind of career is not for the unmotivated or the procrastinator, but if you don’t fall into those categories, you can make a fine living at this type of work by simply doing it a little bit at a time.
So why this post then? I guess it is for the newer writers. A little inspiration to keep at it. Working hard in the beginning allows you some “perks” later on down the line in terms of how you live your life. I won’t lie and say it is easy, but if you want it, and you are willing to work for it, it’s out there for you. And working 7 days a week isn’t so bad when you can pick your own hours–or blow off an entire day (or two)–just because you feel like it. Oh, and one more little secret….I generally don’t put in a full workday either!
Indeed. Now it’s back to work!