Writing, re-writing, researching, and pitching take time, yet time is one of our most guarded commodities. Most writers don’t have the luxury of uninterrupted hours at the keyboard. In fact, all the freelancers I know have day jobs, families, or both. I’m one of them: I have two sons and began pursuing publication before both of them were born. However, in the midst of daily life and various pay-the-bills jobs, I managed to net several book contracts and hundreds of magazine credits.
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