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The Holiday Season: Are you working?

With the holiday season right around the corner it is safe to say that you have a lot on your plate. You have to go shopping, spend time with family, cook, and much more. On top of all this, freelance writers need to answer one very important question: when will I be working?

Over Thanksgiving I received many emails asking how much I work on the holidays, whether it is a good idea, etc. It is simple for me to answer this question from where I stand, but just because I am doing something this holiday season does not make it right for everybody else.

Whether or not you work over the holidays is up to you. If you have the time to do so, and don’t mind sitting down at your desk for a while, I urge you to work. After all, anytime you can make a few bucks and keep clients happy you are making a good decision. Of course, you have to draw the line somewhere. Working on Christmas morning while your kids are opening gifts does not make much sense – you will regret decisions like this in the long run.

In the days to come I plan on writing more about how freelance writers should handle their workload during the holiday season. Hopefully you have a plan in place already, but if you don’t, stay tuned for some sound advice. It is not always easy to decide when and how much to work during the holidays. But as you know, soon enough you will be faced with this situation and a decision will need to be made.

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