As I sit here all snug and cozy in my little home office, ready to email something to an editor on the other side of the country, I can't help but think about all the reasons I LOVE being a freelance writer.
Here are the Top 10 reasons I LOVE this line of work: 1.
I can wear anything I want to work - which is usually a pair of sweatpants and a old t-shirt.
OR I can just stay in my pjs all day if I don't have to leave the house.
I form professional relationships (and often personal friendships) with people all over the world since the majority of the writing assignments I do come from contacts through the Internet.
I'm completely in charge of my work schedule and I can take as many assignments as I can handle at one time or I can take time away from writing if I want to travel or teach or coach.
I get paid for doing many of the things I LOVE to do - coach, teach, write, travel, etc.
If I have a client who turns out to be difficult to work with, I simply don't work with this client again.
I get to visit schools across the country and talk to children about my books and what it's like to be an author.
I can nap every afternoon if I choose - and often I do.
I can arrange to have lunch with friends whenever I want, and I can take my work to a library or coffee shop if I want a change of scenery.
I get to create my own worlds in my books and stories and get totally "lost" in these worlds as I'm writing about them.
That's soooo much fun! 10.
I get to host my own Internet Talk Radio Show - Book Bites for Kids every weekday afternoon on blogtalkradio.
com and talk with other children's authors and/or illustrators.
I learn something from every single person I interview and I have such fun talking with them.
I could go on and on with the reasons I LOVE being a freelance writer.
But today, I guess my number one reason for being a freelance writer is that I don't have to leave the house to get my work done.
I can look out the window and happily sing, "Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!"