We all know that there are a lot of great things about freelancing — like flexible schedules and the stereotypical fuzzy slippers while working (yeah, I wear 'em). But there are also plenty of challenges.
So out of curiosity, what has proven to be the most challenging part of being a freelance writer for you so far?
I think the most challenging part for me was earlier in my career when I didn't have a solid support network. My friends didn't quite "get" what I did. And my immediate family didn't seem to take it seriously. For quite some time, my mother kept giving me job ads from the Sunday paper with the unspoken "get a real job" hanging in the air. Fortunately I overcame that challenge (funny what a wad of cash can do, eh?). But I'm sure I'll have others.
What challenges have you faced, or are you facing now? With a bit of luck, maybe other AFW members have been in those shoes and they'll be able to offer a bit of inspiration.