“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn’t bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.” – Stephen King
Freelancing (or writing full-time) seems like the writer’s dream, but many are too scared to take the leap. Right there on the map, scrawled in the blood of those who tried and failed before you, it says: HERE BE DRAGONS.
Having been dependent on freelancing for the past five years, I can tell you it’s worth it if you push through – where else will you have the freedom to write where, when and as naked as you want?
Here’s what freelancing has taught me about money: