No matter how hard I try, summer is having its way with me. With the entire family home it’s been difficult to write.
After experiencing this writing slump (not totally self inflicted), I realize that I have to make a few changes in my writing strategy. Next year I’ll be prepared for the summer slump. My goal is to work like the dickens from September through June and write next to nothing during July and August.
Another Beauty of Residual Income
Since I’ve transitioned to full residual income with the occasional up front pay assignment, my monthly income shouldn’t be negatively affected during the summer month writing lull.
By pre-writing a few articles and blog posts during the months of September through June to be uploaded in July and August, there won’t be a total void in new material. I just won’t be as prolific as I was during the non summer months.
Living and Learning
Although I’ve been doing this freelance writing thing for a couple of years now (left my part-time job on February 9, 2007 to pursue full-time freelance writing), I still have a bit of the cubicle mentality tucked in the far reaches of my brain. I’ve got to realize that I’m in control of what I write and when I write. If I don’t want write in the summer, I really don’t have to. It’s up to me to make it happen that way.
It is possible to have your cake and eat it too.