I didn’t realize what a productive year it’s been—or that it’s
been a year already, for that matter—until I received my weekly productivity
report from Grammarly.com. Even though I’ve been a freelance writer for twenty
years, I went on hiatus (I kept a few clients on the side to keep things going on
an extremely part-time basis) for about a year and a half. During that time, I
committed to working full-time at the Boothbay Region YMCA in their finance
office, during their afterschool program (Fit Kidz), and as a substitute
teacher at their Harbor Montessori School and Child Enrichment Center.
Before making the final decision to go back to writing full-time,
I had been picking up more clients steadily. It was this week last year that I
gave my notice and let my clients know—needless to say; they were delighted.
Since then, it’s been incredible, and I’ve developed many more relationships. Here’s
what Grammarly.com has to say about that:
I credit my husband for the on-going support he’s given me
throughout this entire endeavor, as well as for the dedicated space he built
me. He took a shed his father used to use to build fish traps in (his father
gave it to him to use as a workshop, and then my husband gave it to me to use
as an office), and completely remodeled it into a beautiful office space:
When I work inside the house, I’m distracted by everything
imaginable. In here, it’s like I’m “going to work.” It’s complete with heat,
air conditioning, tons of storage, and lots of lighting. (Can you tell I love
it in here?) Anyway, productivity isn’t an issue when I work in here in
comparison to other workspaces I’ve had to “make it work” in the past. Trust me;
I’ve had to deal with many—the ends of hallways, corners of living rooms, ends
of couches—you name it, I’ve tried it over the past twenty years.
I’m excited to see what the future holds and how many words
this next year brings. When I saw this year’s word count, I was floored. I knew
I wrote a lot, but I didn’t realize it was that much. Staying busy is my goal
and, as I continue to build my business, I know things will get busier!
Are you using Grammarly.com yet? If not, I highly recommend
you do so. It’s one of my many go-to resources. Click the following link to