Writing is something I am passionate about. But much like any other intense job, it can become a little taxing at times. And it did for me at the beginning of my career as a writer.
As a full-time writer, my performance levels were dropping to below par and my creativity “mojo”’ hit somewhat of a slump.
Occasionally, I’d lose that swagger—and as those deadlines drew closer, it felt like there was just not enough gas left in the tank to see the job through, so to speak.
One of the many glamorous things about being a business writer is that you can work from just about everywhere and anywhere.
All you need is a laptop under your arm and a stable internet connection, and you’re free to run your writing business from any location in the world, as you please.
It all sounds great in theory, and a lot of the time, it is.
Gone are the days we sat down with our biro pens, finely sharpened pencils, and blank sheets of paper to jot down our ideas and drafts for that next big novel.
Technology has long since replaced longhand writing, with typewriters, iPads, iMacs, laptop computers, and desktops being the things for writers to “tappity tap” on.
Sure, computerized devices are much quicker—and, of course, you don’t have to worry about the dreaded hand cramp after writing for only a short duration of time … plus you can partially rely on spellcheck to alert you to those silly little grammar mistakes.
With the click of a button, your work is saved and stored in a folder of your choice; all you have to do is open up the file again and voila, you’re ready to pick up from where you left off.
I decided to take my writing to the next level a few years back and put my creativity to the test by starting my own freelance writing service.
It sounded easy back then; it wasn’t, and to this day … it still isn’t.
But it can be a little less daunting with the correct guidance and mentorship along the way.