Lessons from freelancing

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  1. It’s easy to generate a ton of text in one day.
  2. I can write for 10 hours straight.
  3. When I’m really in a project, I forget to check Twitter.
  4. Insane deadlines can be met.
  5. If I can get the gist of it on the page, I can see what needs to happen and shape the text.

Funny — all of this should apply to novel writing, but it’s so much easier to finish something with a hard deadline and a guaranteed paycheck at the end. Clearly I’m meant to be a professional writer, not a “pre-published” one, or whatever we call ourselves these days 😉

Oh, I shouldn’t forget that I accomplish much more with a co-worker. Something about the accountability, or perhaps the supervision…

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