Working From Home – Freelance Writer Edition

If you’ve explored my site at all, you’ll know that I’m a full-time freelance writer (and if not, you should check out my About page!). Working from home already presents some unique challenges, but freelance writing specifically has some quirks.

Working from home in general is great, because you can set your own hours and avoid a commute and make tea/coffee whenever you want, but it also means that you don’t have a Work Life™ vs a Home Life™ anymore. Sure, you can have a home office, whether it’s a room or a corner by a window, but immediately next to your workspace is also your TV, your favorite couch, and your kitchen (the kitchen one always gets me).

This month, I’m going to do a series of blog posts where I share my approach to working from home as a freelance writer. It’ll include how I keep from dropping any of the projects I’m juggling (bullet journaling), how I manage my time effectively for overlapping project deadlines (daily time tracking) and how I block my time to make sure I’m being professional but not running myself into the ground (setting boundaries).

At the end of the month, I’ll be making a summary post with links to each one of the specific topics I cover, but for now, here’s what you can expect to find during September here at Author Rescue:

• Bullet journaling methods
• Productivity techniques/apps
• Setting work boundaries
• Freelance finances
• Making routines so that everything fits

A lot of what I do now was stumbled upon through trial and error, but maybe some of you can skip the mistake parts and jump straight to the being helpful parts. Most importantly (in my opinion) I’m going to be explaining why these techniques have worked for me, instead of just that they do. Everyone’s work style and work content is different, and so your strategies have to be tailored accordingly.

So, here’s to a productive September! We can do this!


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