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Balancing Your Freelance Life With Your Personal Life

How one freelance writer overcame her biggest work-life challenges

By Amanda Layman Low - September 16, 2013
Maybe you've had it with pantyhose and office politics. Maybe you're a parent who longs to spend more time at home with your children. Maybe you're an introvert who can't imagine a better gig than churning out words alone in your office. Writers become freelancers for different reasons, and there are real benefits to working from home -- among them, creating your own schedule, having more control over the growth and direction of your work and being able to literally take your work anywhere (spontaneous Grand Canyon trip, anyone?)

I made my decision to freelance because there are few traditional career opportunities for writers in my Midwestern town. Although I've been successful over these four years, there have been setbacks and hurdles that I'm still working to overcome. Here's how I've addressed them.

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