Many of you know that I’ve spent much of the past year and a half writing freelance projects. I have written five non-fiction books for kids learning English as part of a larger series for children in grades 1 through 6. The first of these will be published at the end of this month.

It’s very exciting that soon I will see the product of my labors. Soon I will actually get to hold my own book in my hands. (And despite the freelance project I got paid for 3 years ago, but have yet to see in the real world, I will finally be able to call myself a published author.)

I used a pen name for this series. These books are different than my novels, and I want to keep that part of my writing life separate.

When I first started writing, I refused to even consider freelance writing. I only wanted to write what I wanted to write. I only wanted to develop my own ideas. But when my youngest went off to kindergarten, I needed to go back to work, and I didn’t want to lose my writing time. That’s when I looked into freelance.

I have still managed to work on novels during this time. You’ll hear more about my fiction soon.

Thanks for sticking with me throughout this long journey!

How do you protect your writing time?



Filed under Getting Published

2 responses to “Freelance

  1. dksalerni

    Since I left teaching, it’s a different problem for me. How do I sit down and force myself to write when I’ve got all day to do it and no real structure to work around? What project takes precedence? Which promotional activities are most effective, and how much time do I spend on them? How do I know when I’m wasting my time? Yeah, lots of questions.

  2. Awesome!!!! I freelanced once. It was not a good experience, and I understand why now that I’ve grown. Glad it worked out for you! I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to see them.

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