It's official... I'm a freelance writer.
Granted, I haven't actually written anything yet.
But! I have an assignment to be working on, so I think that counts.
People who know me well know that the "plan" is to eventually make writing my full-time job. Why am I not doing it now? Well, because it takes some time to make enough at it to pay all the bills and because it can be inconsistent work (which sometimes can lead to less money, and that's problematic for the above mentioned bills). I'm not one to be overly concerned with money, but I've become rather accustomed to electricity and those people like to get their money each month.
So for now, I'm not quitting my day job. However, I'm pretty excited to have a little side job to be working on. I'll be doing some articles, brochures and press releases for a local business. I think it could turn into a quarterly thing, too. Not to mention that this kind of thing can always lead to a reference and another assignment. The extra cash will be nice (because goodness knows I'll be wanting to plan a trip or something in the near future), and it feels really good to be doing something that I ultimately want to do long-term when I can.
Oh, and if anyone needs a good freelance writer or editor, send them my way. I'm on the market. :)