Notes from An Alien

~ Explorations In Writing { and reading and publishing } ~

Thinking About Being a Self-Employed Writer?

I’ve often wondered if I could have supported myself with writing…

I know I didn’t get down to doing serious writing until my military pension started…

Could I, still, make enough with words to stay alive?

If you have a similar question, today’s Re-blog may have the answer……...

{and, do check out the over 70 Comments :-)

Live to Write - Write to Live

I get asked quite often how I make a living as a professional writer and editor. Maybe something here will strike a chord with you if you are on the fence about being self-employed.

My home office My home office

To know up front: I only have myself to rely on. There isn’t any alimony or child support or income from anyone coming to me — other than what I earn myself. I also do not have any children to feed or any crazy-ridiculous expenses to worry about such as sports teams, music lessons, camp getaways, college tuition, or anything else.

I usually hear one of these two replies: “Hey, that’s fabulous that you have no one but yourself to worry about! No money worries at all!” or “Oh, wow, if something happens to you, you might be up the proverbial river without the proverbial paddle. Does’t that stress you out?”

I don’t have a…

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2 responses to “Thinking About Being a Self-Employed Writer?

  1. dgkaye November 24, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    There’s nothing more freeing than being able to write for a living, with no other job. But one has to have a plan, because it’s not easy. :)


  2. Alexander M Zoltai November 25, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Yes, a plan for new jobs always flowing in………

    Liked by 1 person

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