Today begins my adventure as a full-time freelancer. As I expected, the fact that I don’t have a job to go to has quickly dawned on me now that I’ve completely severed ties from my old employer. I’m a little freaked out, but I’ve given to understand this is the default setting for most freelancer and never really goes away. I’m as prepared as I can be though under the circumstances. I have a full client calendar for the next couple of months, I have two regular clients with plenty of work to offer and a nice network of friends and colleagues who refer work my way, I also have a decent bit of money saved in the bank and a wife with a steady job, decent benefits, and a better head for money than mine.
But I still find myself in hustle mode and that’s good. I have a number of projects I want to work on and should have the time to do most of them. I think the hardest thing is going to be figuring out a schedule. I’m a creature of habit and do best with a consistent routine. I know that goes against the spirit of freelancing, but its what I need to do to make it work. I suspect I’ll begin most days blogging and checking email then doing any writing tasks or assignments I’m working on. Editing will follow. I also want to get in an hour a day or so for fiction as well, but the timing for that can be flexible.
So come along for the ride and hopefully this works out well for all of us.