Uncovering the Mistakes of My Freelance Writing

Missing the Mark

I worked full-time freelance writing and made a good living doing it. I wrote for websites all around the globe that covered a HUGE range of topics. I looked for jobs that paid a wage I had determined worked for my experience and education. I had defined my success and pursued it with bold consistency.

I wrote daily. I built my client base. I made a way.

“I could be doing this for myself and making all the money instead of working for others.” I convinced my husband that my own writing and my own websites would be the right path. A combination of personal issues combined with my own desires and I parted ways with my clients. No bridges were burned, but I was on my own.

I started down a path to my personal success. I thought about writing. I planned for my writing. I talked about my desire for successful freelance writing. I read websites and articles about writing.

The days passed by. The weeks passed by. Things were not working out the way I had seen them happening. Something was missing.

I should have recognized it from the start, but we are often oblivious to our own mistakes. I had become blinded to where I was because I was focused on where I wanted to go. I knew what I needed to do but found reasons, excuses and distractions to do anything but what I knew to be doing.

I started to look for new freelance writing opportunities. I spent an hour each day searching websites and writing queries. The days passed by. The weeks passed by. Things were not working out the way I desired. Something was still missing.

“Mom, have you done your list?” My eight year old read my to-do list and had a question about what I had been doing.

It took my own son to make me recognize what I had been missing. When I worked for others, I made writing for them a priority. I did the work because I knew I had to do the work. It was high time I started taking my own words as serious.

What is getting in the way of your words?

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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