Day 18: Whoops.

Looks like I’m going to fail this whole 100-day challenge about once a week, folks.

Anyway, back to pretending like I didn’t skip a day writing, and onward to better luck next week!

So yeah, Friday. Friday I spent a good deal of the morning crafting up my freelancer contract template. As I’m moving more and more into the business end of things, contracts will be critical in protecting both myself and my clients.

It’s pretty simple, really. In writing up contracts, it’s important to ensure you’re outlining the scope, cost and expectations of the project, for both you and the client. Having all of the details in writing up front keeps everyone on the same page and gives you a reference point if things start to get hazy.

And as exciting as all that sounds, it pretty much wrapped up my business on Friday. We had a chance to get dinner with a few friends, and that’s a big part of why I didn’t manage to get back to the computer. Looks like I need to take my own advice and get up and write first thing in the morning to make sure the day doesn’t get in the way. Again … better luck next week, I guess.

This week’s been an odd one. For the first time in a really, really long time, I didn’t have an employer to report to or a schedule for my day. And I’ll be honest: it’s going to take some getting used to. For as long as I can remember, I’ve had a habit of spending every minute of every day (OK, that’s an exaggeration, but you see where I’m going here) doing what I thought was the important next step. School, jobs, internships … everything had a clear path and end goal. Everything was meant to get me where I wanted to be, even if I wasn’t sure where that was.

Now, the ambiguity lies not in where I want to be, but how I get there.

Glad to have you along for the ride.

 

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2 Comments

  1. I’ve quit my job to concentrate on writing full time so I know how you feel. What? You mean, the only person I have to answer to is myself? What a strange feeling. There’s a hope, of course, that this will enable the creativity to flow. I guess I’ll see if that’s true.

    Good luck for you!

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