My best month EVER!

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, August 01, 2007 At 9:20 AM

July was officially a great month: I topped my previous record for the most income in one month.

I've mentioned a few times that I'm working on a big project right now -- a never-ending project, unfortunately. Well, yesterday I received a check for completing the first major chunk of the project. Thanks to that little slip of paper, my income for July shot right over the record that I set last July.

Clearly July is my busiest month, because in almost two years of freelancing full-time July has been a record-setting month both times. This year, however, it seems August might be even higher, as I am anticipating finishing the big project this month.

Last year I experienced a period of major burnout when my "summer rush" ended. In order to prevent the same thing from happening this year, I intend to take several days off as soon as I can manage it, after which I will start dedicating an hour or two every day to writing fiction. My goal is to cut back my freelance work a little bit so that I have more time for several projects of my own.

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Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

July was my best month ever too -- I grossed nearly 2 1/2 month's income this month... (on average). Insane huh? This means, I shall be stepping back a lot this month and doing writing work FOR MYSELF i.e. fiction, queries, portfolio stuff, etc.


Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

I've heard that summer months are the most lucrative for freelancers -- for you and me, at least, it seems to be true!

I have similar plans as you for when this big project is done, but first I plan to take a few days off. I'll have a few other, smaller projects to finish up before my break, but then I'm going to do nothing but READ ALL DAY LONG for several days! After that, I'll split my days between freelancing and my own projects.

Thanks again for your comment!


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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