Andrew McMillen – An Article For Freelancers
Andrew McMillen, an Australia-based freelance journalist, recently wrote an excellent article about what it takes to be a successful freelance writer. I love what he says about the inquisitive nature of human beings, and the fact that – as he puts it – “Curiosity is currency.” It is an insightful, unique, and very true way of looking at life…especially life as a writer, or as someone who depends on new ideas and fresh insights to keep their career or hobby alive.
I also really appreciated his thoughts on the importance of defining the line between work and the personal aspects of life. As a freelance writer myself, and also as a mom to two little girls and a wife of a small business owner, I fall prey too often to the demands of a busy schedule and to the burden that goes along with being available to my clients and to my work 24/7. McMillen says,”You need to respect boundaries, both for yourself and for those closest to you…” What a valuable reminder to us all!
The link to his article is http://www.therenegadewriter.com/2011/10/06/what-one-freelancer-has-learned-great-insights-from-a-successful-writer/ – I hope you enjoy!