How to Juggle Motherhood and a Writing Career

One week after I became a mother, I started my first mom blog. Call it an insane hunch, but I had a feeling I'd have a lot to say. Kids provide a lot of writing material, don't they? It was also a dream of mine to write professionally, and since I'd just stopped working my [...]

By | January 16th, 2018|Blogging, Business, Parenting, Writing|2 Comments

5 Reasons Why Evernote is a Fantastic Tool for Writers

In the last three years of blogging and freelance writing, I've collected a lot of miscellaneous data. It's part of the job. Like carrying a vacuum cleaner everywhere you go just in case an important snippet shows up that could be used in your work. Oh, look, a Brené Brown quote. It's getting away. Get [...]

By | January 9th, 2018|Blogging, Business, Writing|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why Evernote is a Fantastic Tool for Writers

Why This Will Be My Last Writing Income Report – And What’s Next!

For the last year, I've posted monthly income reports of my writing business as a way to educate and inspire fellow writers in this industry. As a byproduct, I've learned quite a bit about how my business has gone--and where I was investing much of my time. Which is what led me to today's post. [...]

By | November 29th, 2017|Blogging, Business, Writing|Comments Off on Why This Will Be My Last Writing Income Report – And What’s Next!

Jon Acuff’s Book “Finish” Really Did Teach Me to Finish Stuff – My Top 3 Takeaways

I read my first Jon Acuff book because of his hilarious Twitter feed. I read all the rest because of his great writing skills. I slapped my money on the counter a month before "Finish" was even out because I knew it'd challenge me. It did, and it also inspired me to rewatch a ton [...]

By | November 24th, 2017|Blogging, Business, Writing|Comments Off on Jon Acuff’s Book “Finish” Really Did Teach Me to Finish Stuff – My Top 3 Takeaways

My September Freelance Writing Income Report – $1,502.20

Every month, I use my platform to educate, encourage, and hopefully inspire fellow writers who'd like to make money freelancing. In my last income report, I explained how I made the difficult decision to reduce my volume of clients at the risk of almost obliterating my income. This was to follow God's call for me [...]

By | October 13th, 2017|Blogging, Business, Writing|Comments Off on My September Freelance Writing Income Report – $1,502.20

My August Freelance Writing Income Report – $884.90 [And Why I Purposely Reduced My Clients]

Three years ago, I jokingly drafted a blog post called "How to Gain Zero Followers and Earn Nothing as a Blogger in JUST 6 Months!" It was my way of laughing off the reality that comes with starting an online business. Success doesn't happen overnight. In my case, as a part-timer and busy mom of [...]

By | September 21st, 2017|Blogging, Business, Writing|Comments Off on My August Freelance Writing Income Report – $884.90 [And Why I Purposely Reduced My Clients]

5 Practical Ways to Study Your Writing Craft as a Busy WAHM

The other day, my kids and I watched an interviewer ask the cast of Moana to share their favorite food. When it got to Dwayne Johnson, who does the voice of Maui, he replied, "Do you mean on cheat day?" He must be a student of health and nutrition in order to maintain his physique. [...]

By | September 12th, 2017|Business, Writing|Comments Off on 5 Practical Ways to Study Your Writing Craft as a Busy WAHM

What to Do When You Feel Discouraged In Your Writing Business

Audra Rogers from Real Honest Mom crafted this timely post to share her firsthand experience and best tips for encouraging you in your writing business endeavors. Thank you for sharing your wisdom with us today, Audra! You will experience a wide range of emotions while you're getting a writing business up and running. I have [...]

By | September 5th, 2017|Blogging, Business, Faith, Writing|Comments Off on What to Do When You Feel Discouraged In Your Writing Business

My July Freelance Writing Income Report – $1,786.20

Two years ago, I earned a penny a word and couldn’t imagine actually making decent money writing. Turns out, I was missing a few key lessons in my education. After taking a training course called “30 Days or Less to Freelance Writing Success,” my entire writing career changed. You know when scrawny, asthmatic Steve Rogers steps [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Business, Writing|1 Comment

The One Thing You Need To Be A Successful Freelance Writer

I'm beyond ecstatic to introduce today's guest writer. This is a full circle moment for me and I'll tell you why. Audra Rogers from Real Honest Mom is the person who first inspired me to become a successful freelance writer. Two years ago, I read her post "How I Made $1,200 Working Part-time As a Freelance Writer" [...]

By | August 8th, 2017|Blogging, Business, Writing|8 Comments