What if it all falls apart?
June 1, 2012 2:21 PM Subscribe
Freelance freakout. Help?
posted by Wordwoman to Work & Money (11 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a freelance writer who is busy with work most of the time, but whenever there is a glitch in a project my anxiety is extreme. How do I deal with the feeling that any lack of greatness in my work (real or perceived) or personal awkwardness on my part is going to result in being dumped by my client(s), with financial ruin the inevitable result? Is this just how it is? I've been doing this for 5 years. I'm usually booked for projects a couple of months in advance, but can never really feel relaxed, because who knows what will happen a couple of months from now? What if those who love my work today decide tomorrow that someone else might work cheaper and better? By the way, I have a seemingly impossible deadline now (okay, it's due today: FUCK!) and am very stressed and sleep deprived. I'm probably going to be embarrassed for having posted this. Maybe I just want some encouragement. Metafilter, help.