On Seven Years as a Freelance Writer, or, How To Make Vitamin Soup

This is very well timed for me as well -- I recently quit freelancing after 8 months of trying it out full-time, because I had seen enough, was not making anywhere close to a living, and to be honest, in the end I just found the whole process deeply insulting to my dignity, whether it was not hearing back from editors or not being paid for work that I wouldn't have even done in the first place without the promise of money. Well, in some cases the promise is all I got. So I found a steady job that so far I enjoy doing, where I actually, you know, get paid what I'm owed on an appointed day, and where my contributions to the common cause are actually appreciated. And now I am free to write as I please with the rest of my time, and not worry too much about whether I get published or not.

Posted on August 3, 2010 at 3:58 pm 0