Blog to support the book "Creatively Self-Employed: How Writers and Artists Deal with Career Ups and Downs" by Kristen Fischer

Wednesday, August 06, 2008


One of my creative friends took a huge leap today. And she inspired me to write.

Sometimes, it's hard to step out of your comfort level. We were just talking about this last night on FreelanceRadio (episode should be out next Wednesday!) We were talking about hte early stages of freelancing when we felt vulnerable.

I still feel vulnerable about certain things. Not so much my copywriting, but in my book-writing, I tend to take everything personally. Rightfully so--writing is very personal.

But you've got to take the leap to get out there. So what if you question things--it makes you a better creative person to check in with yourself every now and then. Doubt is part of it all, too. It's okay to feel down on yourself--just remember to use your support system to help you through the rough times. Take the leap, anyway.

After the first leap, it's inevitable that the next will be easier.

Then, it kind of feels like flying.

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