the struggles of being a self-employed creative

Hey all! It’s been awhile since I checked in. I could give all sorts of excuses as to why I haven’t been writing blogs, but they’d be just that. Excuses. So things have been busy, but now I’m getting back into the swing of things.

Rather, I have a better idea of how things will swing. I’ll be able to anticipate super busy times better now, hopefully. Maybe. If that makes any sense.

This post can also be read on my Patreon!

Anyway, today’s post has been a long time coming, I think. I’ve been thinking on what it means to be a self-employed creative a lot lately and how hard it can be. I know that this kind of sounds like “WAAAAH WOE IS ME I DON’T HAVE MONEY BECAUSE I CREATE ART” – but its not really that so much as the stigma associated with it, I guess.

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2017 – goals and facts

good-year-1911507_1920Hey all! First blog post of 2017. I’m going to make that typo (typing 2016 instead of 2017) so many damn times it’s not even funny. I’ve already corrected it twice in this post. Maybe I’ll keep a running tab. Probably won’t though.

Anyway, I had a nice new year – I rang it in with a bunch of friends. We played board games, they played Shadowrun, and I played some Overwatch with a buddy since it was his birthday! A good night was had.

Thus far in the new year I’ve been pretty lazy. I haven’t done an incredible amount of writing. But I think the recharge was needed. Now it’s time to dive back in!

We’re going to continue my new year’s trend with goals for 2017 and some more facts about me!

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My Current Writing Projects and Issues: Part 6

gilgawrite2Hey all! Things are going pretty well here. Christmas is rapidly approaching, I’ve got a few things to do that will be taking precedence over writing (I have to make people some things. It’s important!) Though I’ll keep working on my various projects. I’m currently working on a side project that, well, I usually don’t write this kind of thing and that’s all I’m going to say on it!

Anyway. This is another of my favorite series of blog posts. I used to be against doing posts that had ‘part 1’ and ‘part 2’ and so on and so forth. I’ve changed my mind. They’re fun because it lets me chronicle what I was struggling with during certain years.

Also, it’s been two years and some change since I did the last of these posts.

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