A freelance writer's Christmas

By Katharine Swan On Wednesday, December 24, 2008 At 7:52 PM

First of all, Merry Christmas to all of the freelance writers, clients, lurkers, and everyone else who reads my blog.

And now for the twenty-five million dollar question: How many of my fellow freelancers are planning to work around the holiday festivities?

I certainly do. Not that I'll be foregoing family and friends to work (well, unless they get on my nerves), but I'll most likely be doing some work late tonight (Christmas Eve) and tomorrow night.

I suppose that is probably the second biggest drawback to freelancing (after the income rollercoaster): How hard it is to take a break. It seems like every time I think I'll be able to take a few days off, a client produces a rush project, or I procrastinate on a deadline, or something of the sort.

Not that I'm complaining. I like being able to work a flexible schedule — and if the price I pay for it is having to put in some extra hours after everyone else goes to sleep Christmas Eve, that's fine with me!


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Anonymous Anonymous Says:  

I was writing and querying on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. :-)

Hope your holidays were blessed, Katharine!


Blogger Kathy@TheFlawlessWord Says:  

I took both Christmas Eve and Christmas Day off. I'm also planning to take New Year's Day off. I'm glad you actually ended up not working. Everyone needs a good break now and then and the holidays are a perfect excuse!

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  


Well, I actually did end up taking time off for Christmas, though that meant I was a bit late turning in a project.


It's good to see you visiting and commenting on my blogs again! I hope everything is well. If anyone deserved time off over the holidays, you definitely did!


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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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