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How to be a freelance writer – 5 tools for smart planning and time management: Part 2

A REBLOG – Some great advice for those of you with hectic lives and in dire need of time management. I did a MOOC on this subject late last year, setting myself up with a paper calendar based system. I’m still using it – just not efficiently!

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“There are never enough hours in the day.”

–        Freelance writers everywhere

The number one lament I hear from fellow freelance writers is always that they don’t have enough time to get everything done. As self-employed writers, finding work, winning work, and getting work done is only half the battle. You also have to invest time (and brain cells) in branding and marketing yourself, handling administrative tasks, and continuing your professional education.

Then there’s the little matter of having a life. We need time to handle all our non-work responsibilities and we want time to enjoy all of life’s pleasures.

Work. Life. Fun. It’s a lot to juggle.

How DO you make sure everything gets done and use your time wisely?

You need a system.

Reality check: I’m a single mom with a young daughter. I do not have a nanny, a housecleaner, or an assistant. I volunteer with…

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I started blogging in an effort to keep the old brain cells alive. I'm writing a fantasy series, I take more MOOCs than I can handle, and am trying to get my Nikon D3000 off auto. I live in Victoria, Australia, with my husband and our dog, Vika.

2 thoughts on “How to be a freelance writer – 5 tools for smart planning and time management: Part 2

    1. It is pretty, isn’t it. I missed my header, I was going to put the gum blossom back again – because its red, but spotted the sunrise photo. Hang on, I think its a sunset – no matter. ❤


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