Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Freelance Writers Know: Too much can be too much... if you're not prepared

Ever get flooded?

We're currently getting a TON of rain from Tropical Storm Fay. The schools are closed - and I think even Starbucks is closed (either of these closures might explain my splitting headache right now!). And here are a couple of photos I took looking right and left at the end of our driveway:





Oh yes, and we lost our mailbox! (Yet another reason to use Paypal, I guess!)

No damage, and as long as it stops raining before the water crests the slope in our yard, we should be okay. (Praying for anyone who's actually having damage or danger from this storm.)

Anyhow, it got me thinking about a danger lots of freelancers don't foresee: When you get such a flood of projects that you can't possibly write it all on your own. (And if you're new, you're probably thinking it won't ever happen, but if you build your writing business like I'm telling you, it will!)

Do you have a plan for this kind of flood?

Do you have writers you can call on to help with the overflow?

Or, are you still so limited by a scarcity mindset that tells you you're lucky to have the work you have, and that if you pass some along, you'll regret it?

Writing may be a solitary activity, but it doesn't mean you have to go about your business like the Lone Ranger. In fact, I'll submit to you that breaking through to the next level of success depends on how well you can build and work with a team.

2 comments:

Hannah said...

Yikes! Take care--I'm definitely praying for you and all those who are in Fay's path.

Hannah in MinneSNOWta (where we have our own kind of extreme weather!

Writer said...

Take care
I'm definitely praying for you and all those who are in Fay's path.One thing is required that is management of your projects. You have to plan for your working according to your capacity.