Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer
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30-something Jersey gal working as a freelance writer. Starbucks addict, beach-lover, kitty mother.
Saturday, October 28, 2006
The fall has been so glorious and I've had time to take a few nice drives. I haven't picked a pumpkin or gotten any mums. I continue to watch my summer flowers on the deck fade away.
I am working on final edits for the book. And I got frustrated today. So many people in my life just don't "get" what it is I'm doing. They'd rather go on with their mundane lives and give me hell over not leaving the house. Or people get fed up when they ask me how things are and I talk about the book.
"I'm writing a book!" I want to say. "I'm living a dream...what are you doing with your life?"
Sure, it may be mean.
But it's how I feel.
And I decided to post it here, because maybe someone here will get it.
I think what creatives do is so profound. So what if we work on weekends and can't go watch the same damn movies everyone else does, or do the same things as everyone else.
I need to find a creative self-employment support group. I'm hoping that's one thing that comes out of this book, to be honest. Most likely, I'll have to make it myself. So be it:)
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