I'm a web developer. This is my day job, this is what pays the bills. I'm also self-employed. I'm a freelance web developer. I roam the lanes of the internet and stop where I am needed, and then I move on. This is something I've dabbled in over the last few years, but I've always maintained a full time job.
One year ago, I decided to do only freelance. I like working at my own pace. Who doesn't? I decided to give it a chance. There were times when I wasn't sure things would work out. Work has always been steady, but there hasn't always been enough of it. I'm still not sure how feasible this is in the long term, but fortuitously the last two months have been hectic. All of my waking hours were spent building web sites (okay, breaks were had, I'm shamelessly addicted to Hay Day). That simply means I haven't had time for anything else.
In these last two months I've maybe spent maybe an hour on this Untitled Novel. That is an hour with the relevant documents opened on my computer, and edits or additions being made. Maybe another hour or two spent thinking about this Untitled Novel. Little progress has been made in those few hours. One revelation did come out of it though; Chapter 2 isn't just Chapter 2. It's Chapter 2 and Chapter 3. What was Chapter 3 before is now Chapter 4, and everything else after that has been pushed back as well. So who knows, maybe I'll post a double serving here sometime in the future. Work has calmed down, and while there's still a lot for me to do in my day job, I can now come up once in a while to breathe - and write.