Freelance Writers: What’s Keeping You Up at Night? (Contest)

Carol Tice

When you think about your freelance writing goals for 2012, do you feel excited? Terrified? Worried you won’t be able to earn enough?

Today’s your day to tell me about it.

I’d really like to know: What are the biggest problems you face today?

What obstacles are keeping you from earning what you want as a freelance writer?

These are the questions on my mind as I get ready to put on my Freelance Writer’s Blast-Off class again, the small-group coaching course I teach with Linda Formichelli of The Renegade Writer.

We’ve made some changes to the Blast-Off to include more one-on-one consulting in the program, which we hope will make it more effective than ever.

But I want to make sure the class covers exactly what writers need to know to be successful in 2012.

So tell me — what’s keeping you up at night?

Just to make it a little more interesting, the most fascinating answer wins a ticket to the Blast-Off class’s Participation level — a $197 value. I’ll name the winner Monday.

Worried about how to jump-start your freelance writing career? Check out the revamped Freelance Writer’s Blast-Off class — it’s got three different ways to participate. Registration closes Monday and class begins Jan. 24 — check out the course outline here.


  1. Lois

    I am in love with this blog!

  2. Patrick Sullivan

    Thinking about having to go back to slinging lattes at Barnes and Noble Cafe is what keeps me up at night, but it also gets me out of bed and to my desk in the morning.

  3. Dawn Witzke

    What keeps me up at night? Unfortunately, nothing writing related. Last spring after being laid off from my normal job, I had the hope that I could work full-time as a freelance writer. I gave up after receiving rejection after rejection. The disappointment was devastating. I boxed up everything writing related and shoved it in a closet and quit. It’s been really hard to get back into writing even though I feel the pull to write. I sleep at night because my dream of become a full-time writer was shattered.

    • Carol Tice

      Hi Dawn —

      The rejection after rejection part…that’s normal. The only place you went wrong was giving up.

      I see you’ve joined the Den…I’m sorry I didn’t have it up last spring, or maybe we could have helped you find some gigs faster. Hopefully we can start rebuilding you in there and get you back on track!

    • Dawn Witzke

      I am enjoying the Den! You may never get me out of there.

      It was a terrible time for me and I had way too high of expectations and no plan. Rejections aren’t so hard when you don’t have everything riding on success. This time around I’m going into it with a plan.

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