Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer - By Christine Rice - Blog Tour

I'm excited to be a part of Christine Rice's blog tour for her new book. Many thanks to her for thinking of me and allowing me to show my support! :) Another interview with Christine can be found here. To purchase the Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as A Freelance Writer, visit here.

Freelance Writing Guide: What to Expect in Your First Year as a Freelance Writer is a helpful career guide that informs readers of the experiences the author had and what she learned during her first year as a freelance writer. The purpose is to educate writers who are considering becoming freelance writers, on what they can expect in the beginning of a freelance writing career, so that there are no questions or fear of the unknown. It covers ghostwriting, article writing, book reviewing, book writing, self-publishing, traditional publishing, business and finance topics, the lifestyle of a writer, income and types of pay, and many other topics.
1.) Give us a one-sentence pitch for your book.

Freelance Writing Guide is a career guide book for people who are interested in becoming freelance writers, which educates them on what they can expect in the first year of their career.

2.) What is your favorite chapter and why?

I would say my favorite chapter is chapter five, which is called “write a book,” because it’s one of the longer chapters that goes into detail about all you need to know about writing and publishing a book, and the different ways to do it. The chapter covers four aspects that a person requires in order to complete a book project, differences between print books and ebooks as far as cost and format, the traditional publishing process for both fiction and nonfiction books, what self-publishing a book entails, and information about print-on-demand publishing.

3.) Do you ever experience writer's block?

Years ago, when I decided to become a writer, I had a strong desire to write but couldn’t come up with any concrete ideas. So I wrote about my thoughts, feelings, and experiences with that in my poetry and essays. Around that same time, I started writing articles for Helium, and since the website already has the article titles picked out, I wouldn’t have to come up with that initial idea, and that made writing easier. Lately, I’ve been coming up with ideas entirely on my own and I have many! I have a couple books I’m working on and ideas for a few others that I’m planning to write.

4.) What suggestions would you give aspiring authors about editing/publishing a book?

If you put effort into the first draft of your manuscript, the proceeding drafts will be easier and will go quicker. Editing can be taxing because it’s harder to do than write, so the easier you can make the editing process for yourself, the better the experience. Most importantly, you’ll be publishing your book sooner after the first draft is complete than if you did a sloppy first draft. And all writers begin to look forward to getting their manuscript published after they complete the first draft.

5.) Where did you receive your inspiration for this work?

Before beginning the book, I thought back to when I began my freelance writing career and realized I had had a lot of questions about the field and wondered what the future would hold. Then, I reminisced about the experiences I had over the last year and could see I had learned a lot, and I wanted to share it with others so that writers who are contemplating becoming freelance writers can gain some insight into what they can expect in the beginning.


Lena Winfrey Seder said...

Thanks for inviting Christine and allowing us to know more about her.

Christine, good luck on your book! It sounds very interesting and helpful. I wish you much success! Take care!

Vanessa Eccles said...

Lena, thanks for your kind words and support! :)

christinericeauthor said...

Thanks, Lena! And thanks, Vanessa, for having me :)

Beth Ann Masarik said...

Great interview Christine! I know I'm a little late, but nice job with the post :)