Busy as a Beaver

By Katharine Swan On Thursday, May 14, 2009 At 6:23 PM

I have been SO busy lately. Not long after I told Lori Widmer that I was comfortably busy, not slammed, I ended up... slammed. I think I jinxed myself, though I haven't quite been able to bring myself to regret it!

April was a big month for me, bill-wise, and May is no less momentous. Just the other day I had my horse's spring vet visit, and I have a few other unusual expenses this month. So believe me, the extra work is definitely not a bad thing!

But then you add to that the extra time I've been spending with my horse in celebration of the nice weather, plus the time I've spent on some writing projects related to my doll collecting hobby, and you're looking at the beginnings of a very busy summer.

In other words, I don't have the time to spend on projects that don't pay me well. I have a certain amount of income I need to make, and a limited amount of time I've set aside to make it in. And that, I think, is probably one of the biggest arguments ever for writers setting professional rates.

Which brings me to my next point: Tomorrow is Writers Worth Day. You've no doubt seen the shiny new widget in my sidebar. You can find out more about it on Lori Widmer's blog. Honestly, I won't be surprised if she sets fireworks off from her blog tomorrow. If any one person can make a holiday official, it's Lori. The woman is tireless!

As for me... My husband has tomorrow off, so I'll be splitting the day between him, my horse, and work. What better way to celebrate Writers Worth Day than by reminding myself why my time is worth so much?

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Blogger Lori Says:  

The fireworks were on back order, alas! LOL Great post, Katharine. And thanks for your years of support and friendship. :)

 
 
Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

Perhaps it's because we're both busy as beavers that we haven't talked in so long! I'm glad we're back on track with making money, but I hope we can find time to chit-chat soon too.

 
 
Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  

You are welcome, Lori. But I forgot to blog about it on Friday! That day off went to my head. ;o)

Kathy, I miss chit-chatting with you too! Definitely something we need to make more time for!

 
 
OpenID devonellington Says:  

Yeah, we have bills to pay, and we deserve to be paid what we're worth.

So glad you're getting time to spend with your horse!

 

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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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