As a freelance writer, do you ever just sit in front of your computer and gloat to no one in particular about how awesome your job is? I just caught myself doing that as I reviewed what is on my calendar for the next two weeks. The variety of topics is actually kind of hilarious.
Want a little peek into what my days look like? Here’s what I’ve got up my sleeve right now:
- Two articles about funerals
- Twenty articles about printers and toner
- Ten articles about tattooing
- A white paper on fundraising
- One article on online event registration
- Rewrite a company sales letter
- Four more lessons for a marketing class
- Four blog posts on green living
- Four blog posts for FWJ
- Two short articles about technology in nonprofits
I’ve often been known to tell people that my job is a lot like getting paid to do homework. Fortunately for me, I was always one of those nerds who thought researching and writing reports was tons of fun. Now I’m at a point in my life where people actually give me money to learn stuff.
It can get overwhelming, though. Sometimes writing as an “expert” when you’re not actually an expert can be pretty challenging. I plan to get into that a little more in my next post, though, so I’ll skip it for now so as not to be redundant.
And, yes, I know that I should focus on a niche and market myself there and become the best darned funeral article writer ever, but what are you supposed to do when people keep asking you to write about interesting stuff?
That makes me curious about the variety of things other freelance writers work on at one time. Are any of you willing to share your crazy upcoming schedules with the rest of us? I’d love to know that I’m not the only one who takes this insane and totally cool approach to freelance writing.
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