How To Get Your Freelancer Motivation Back (and Why You Lost It In The First Place)

Losing your mojo sucks - especially if that mojo is what's bringing in the money at the end of the month. Working freelance is incredible for so many reasons, but freelancers can suffer from dips in their motivation just as much as your typical employees can. If (like me) you've ever worked an office job…Read more How To Get Your Freelancer Motivation Back (and Why You Lost It In The First Place)

The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

I did something truly insane today. I submitted a piece of work to The New Yorker. It was a piece I've been working on for about two months now, a short story that follows a young girl in the run-up to a natural disaster. I went through about six edits to get to the final…Read more The Terror of Submitting Your First Piece of Fiction

Writing Warm-Up Exercise: The List Of Words

I usually approach writing exercises in the same way I approach actual exercise: with a sense of dread. There's something about being forced to be creative that sends me into a cold sweat. But I'm doing a Masters in Creative Writing, so obviously, I have very little choice in the matter. When the tutor tells…Read more Writing Warm-Up Exercise: The List Of Words

The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance

I am in freefall. I knew it was going to happen, but somehow that didn't make the actual happening part any easier. My final pay check came through and now I am without a parachute. For the first time in over 10 years, I don't have a steady income. All the money I make from here…Read more The Freefall Moment of Going Freelance