Last July I wrote a post about how to reach your writing goals with Beeminder and Draft. What if you’re having a hard time reaching your word count goal though? Some days you may just be too busy to write, and other days, you may not be sure what to write about. This is particularly hard if you’re a freelance writer and currently not getting much writing work. Here are a few ideas for reaching your word count goals every day. [Read more…] about How to Reach Your Draft Word Count Goals Every Day
About two weeks ago I posted an article on my Facebook page from the AZ Central website that discussed how certain cities were asking people who work from home to be licensed. I then asked for others’ opinions on this. Though I got only two opinions, I wanted to share them with you, as well as share my views: [Read more…] about Should People Who Work From Home Need to Have a License? Two People Share Their Views
Have you ever wondered what the biggest source of interruptions are for freelancers? In this infographic, Sara Duggan shares the biggest source of interruptions for nine freelancers.
You’ve decided to kick the 9-5 cubicle gig to the curb to work at home.
You envision relaxed and fun filled days playing with the kids (after your work is done, of course).
Only now, the little angels won’t stop interrupting you.
You’re just as stressed now as you were when commuting to the office. What do you do?
The number one interruption is people (children) with pets follow close behind. [per my interviews with 9 freelancers]
Jimmy D. Brown says that the only thing that differentiates the distracted person from the productive person is how they handle distractions.
How do you handle distractions?
A couple of things that have worked for me is to put a pair of headphones on.
People tend to stay away thinking I’m on a Skype call. ^_^
Sometimes I have to alter my schedule by sleeping during the day while working at night.
Other times, I pack the laptop and head to the library.
Interruptions and distractions are part of life.
If you recall accurately, your 9-5 cubicle job had plenty of distractions/interruptions too. Meetings anyone?
Are you a writer trying to increase your word count, or are you trying to develop a freewriting habit If so there’s a great site that can help you with that – 750words.com. This purpose of this site is to encourage you to write at least 750 words a day. How do they do that? I’ll discuss that in this post.
What is 750words.com?
750words.com is a site where you can write anything, on any topic – your work is kept private unless you choose to share it. Your goal is to write at least 750 words per day – each day you do, you’ll see a little X in the box for that day – if you don’t, you’ll see a / mark: [Read more…] about Increase your Word Count and Develop a Freewriting Habit with 750words.com