In my previous post I outlined what a typical work-week for me is like. I hoped I'd made it clear that I work pretty much every day because I love what I do. I love to write. I also need to make money so I can pay the bills. Yes, I make a full-time income.
Somewhere in there a comment was left that made it sound as though I only work 2-3 days a week!
Nothing could be further from the truth. I work every day except Sunday. I'm just lucky to be doing it from my own home. If I'm having a difficult run and get more rejections than acceptances, I work evenings too. I have bills to pay. I have to eat.
In order for me to be able to stay at home and keep writing I have to make sure there's enough income coming in to keep me going. The last thing I want to do is to go back to a day job. This is why one day per week is spent on finding or creating income that doesn't come from writing. At least I'll know there's income coming in from somewhere each week. It's hard work!
It's also why I made a point of writing out my work-week on this blog. Working from home can be a lot of work - but it's also a lot of fun. The freedom is great. The money can be amazing some weeks and other weeks it can be depressing. It's all about finding a balance that works for you.
My personal balance is more about breaking up the types of writing I do. If I just wrote articles all day every day, I'd burn out. I'd get bored. I'd lose my passion. That's why I write fiction as well. And I blog, write in forums, create sales pages for clients - whatever helps me to keep fresh and keep going. I also make sure my business is sustained by other forms of revenue that help to make sure the bills are always paid, no matter what I write or what I sell. It's basic economics.
I hope this clears up that little misunderstanding.