Saturday, July 26, 2014

More Money in August!

I am quite excited that the freelance job I have been doing for the month of July got extended by two weeks into August! Whew, that means I will have no problem reaching my goal of earning $2,000 this summer. What a relief. I have found though that with all that's been going on this summer with the move to Georgia looming at the end of August, it is hard for me to get actual work done from home. I do better when I go to the agency's office and can shut myself away in a room and write up interviews I have already done, etc.. At home, my husband is always asking me for help packing things up, or consolidating items in boxes, or weeding out junk that we don't need anymore. Why move things we haven't used in years? It just makes it harder to get the work done.I don't usually have that problem working from home, but the move is getting in the way. Anybody else ever have that problem with working from home?

Saturday, July 12, 2014

A Freelance Writing Job For July!

Shortly after I wrote the previous entry, a friend of mine that I have been doing some freelance work for every quarter called me. She has work for me for 2 days a week for the month of July! I am beyond thrilled and have already worked 2 weeks for her. I go up one day, interview people, take photos, write and submit the work to her for approval, then it goes to a different person they have on staff and she posts it where it needs to, Facebook, etc. I was worried about where I would get money from to pay my daughter's tuition once the substitute teaching job ended for the summer, and then this dropped into my lap. It has been a Godsend...and I truly mean its been sent from God! It takes me about 2.5 hours to get there, and I drive the same 2.5 hours back again the next day. But I am getting good pay and great experience for future writing assignments. I am hoping that when my husband and I move, I will be able to pick up some freelance writing jobs in that state. Part of this work includes taking pictures of the staff and clients. I am much more attuned to my camera and am honing my photography skills, and since this takes place in the Berkshire mountains in Massachusetts, I have seen some amazingly beautiful sites and try to never miss an opportunity to capture them with my camera. Life is good for this writer/photographer right now.

I am including some pictures of the beautiful sights I have seen since I have started this freelance work below.