There is no Replacement for Working Hard
There are many things you can do to help your situation as a freelance writer. You can make contacts, improve your writing skills, and have all the right equipment. But nothing is as important as working hard day in and day out. If you are not dedicated to your craft and willing to work hard through good and bad times, you will never find much success as a freelance writer.
Working hard means something different to every freelance writer. One person may need to work 10 hour days in order to feel that he is really getting after it. But on the other side of things, another writer may go hard for six hours and then feel satisfied. As long as you feel that you are working hard, and truly believe this, you are in a good place. It is when you begin to slack off and attempt to trick yourself into thinking you are working hard that the real trouble starts.Â
There is no replacement for working hard. This holds true for every freelance writer regardless of career stage or expertise. As a new freelance writer I was always working hard so I could make a name for myself. But even though I now have more experience and contacts, I still work as hard as ever to ensure continued success.
You will be amazed at how much more success you have when you really dig in and decide to work hard everyday of the week. It may be a major change to your current work schedule, but soon enough you will settle in and realize that working hard is the only way to go.
If you feel that you are slacking off, even a bit, you need to make a change. If you are determined to work hard everyday of the week, for as many hours as possible, you will reap the rewards in the end.Â