BY JOEL FRIEDLANDER ON MARCH 11, 2019
Let’s face it: writing is mostly a solitary business. The picture we have of the writer alone in her room, deep in the writing process, is pretty accurate. Writing takes dedicated hours over a long period of time.
This means that many people who write for a living work at home. I’ve been self-employed for quite a long time, and sometimes I had a space to work that I rented, but mostly I’ve been lucky enough to have room in my home to set up an office.
This scheme is not without risks, however.
Early in my working at home days, it seemed almost impossible to get anything done. Eventually I gave up and took an office in the city.
But when I began book publishing in earnest in the 1990s, I took an extra bedroom in your home and converted into an office.
Over the years since I’ve worked from home both as a contract worker doing book design and production, as well as an entrepreneur, starting businesses and gathering a team online.
In the course of the thirty-plus years I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned lots of lessons about navigating work at home successfully.
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