Self-Sabotage: The terrible thing about being a work-at-home mom

Work-at-home moms come up against all kinds of obstacles. Don't let self-sabotage be one of them. Learn from my mistakes!

May I make a confession to you? I really feel like I should be “further along in my career” than I am. I get frustrated that my rates aren’t as high as they should be for someone who’s been doing this for as long as I have. I sigh and shake my head when I think about how I never moved into the (very lucrative) niches that I know I … Read the rest…

How to start a freelance writing business

YES. How to start a freelance writing business! I needed to know this! So helpful. Thanks for pinning!

One of the questions I get alllll the time when I tell people I work for myself as a freelance writer is this: How did you get started in that? Turns out, not many people know how to start a freelance writing business. That’s why this is a great question, really. What I do is pretty esoteric. I type words into a lit-up box and then (by magic) I send them … Read the rest…

Everyone is a bad writer (but you don’t have to stay that way)

Are you a bad writer?

  Lots of people have thought about freelancing but haven’t done anything beyond express their curiosity. And a pretty frequent objection to starting out as a freelance writer is this: I’m a bad writer. I have three things to say about that. 1. Everyone is a bad writer No one is born with good writing skills. When we’re born, we can’t see straight. We don’t have thoughts, we just have instincts … Read the rest…

Motivation is a farce (and here’s why)

"Motivation" will never get you where you want to go (ESPECIALLY if you want to be a freelance writer). Here's what to do instead.

Here’s the thing about motivation: It’s a delusion. It’s not a strategy.  If you’re relying on “motivation” — or on her even more flighty little sister “inspiration” — to propel you through the work of writing, you’re going to have a hard time reaching your goals. Motivation is a feeling, and one defining characteristic of feelings is that they come and go. But what doesn’t come and go? Some answers: Mortgage or … Read the rest…