How to Speed Up the Process of Creating Your Own Personal “Writer’s Life”
Christina Gillick here – ready to wrap up my five-part series on building your writer’s life puzzle.
So far we’ve covered …
1. The basics of persuasive writing – or the “corners of your puzzle.”
2. Choosing a niche – which “frames” your business.
3. Starting to build a freelance website, the “center” of your puzzle.
4. Filling in the “background” sections, which connect all your efforts together …
At this point, you might be wondering how long it will take to finish your puzzle …
The answer is it’s different for everyone.
Some people dedicate a lot of time upfront and complete their puzzle quickly. Others spread it out over months or even years.
There’s no one right answer.
I personally spent five months putting enough pieces together to equal a full-time income. (I’m still not finished, because now I’m working on taking my business to the next level.)
So, even though I can’t tell you exactly how long your puzzle will take, I can tell you how to speed up the process …
Take daily action.
An incomplete jigsaw puzzle left sitting on a table will remain a box of leftover pieces.
But, if you spend just a few minutes each day looking at the pieces and snapping a few into place, over time the whole thing will “click” and come together.
That’s what I recommend doing with your freelance business.
Spend just a little time each day and you’ll soon see a clear image of your writer’s life puzzle start to emerge.
If you get stuck along the way, don’t give up. Instead, ask a fellow writer to help. Sometimes another person can pick out a piece we were simply overlooking.
Finally, don’t be afraid to follow what others have already done. Remember, a jigsaw puzzle is easier to put together if you look at the picture on the box. And, a freelance business is easier to build with guidance, which brings us to today’s action item …
Review the action steps I recommended this week. If you haven’t already, spend a few minutes completing at least one of them.
You can do this!
If you have any doubts, fears, or remaining questions, go here to leave a comment and get help.
Piece by piece, your own personal writer’s life will appear. I’m looking forward to seeing it.
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