As a new mom trying to juggle a toddler and run a household, I blamed the busyness of life for my lackluster freelance writing success.
But that was a total cop-out.
Fear was the true culprit. It stifled my creativity, filling my head with “what ifs” the way only a failure mentality can.
I’d like to say I faced those fears strategically, or that I faced them head-on. But in my case, it was more of a happy accident. But that accident netted me $1,500 a month in new blogging gigs. Here’s how:
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I’m just back from a religious retreat where we were encouraged to compose our own prayers.
Reading all the inspiring and uplifting thoughts our group came up with made me think there should be a prayer for freelance writers.
Shouldn’t there be? I’ve never seen one!
Of course, it’s easier to do this sort of thing while you’re still at a relaxing camp with others in a group to help you.
Doing this on my own, I found it was hard to keep it short! There are so many aspects to the freelance writing life in which we might ask for divine help.
Here’s what I came up with:
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