How much can you make as a writer? It varies. I invoiced over $900 last week and I had 1.5 days off. I did feel a bit stressed this past weekend when I had to pull off 20,000 words over the weekend while having a dinner party to attend two hours away on Sunday but it was well worth it when I realized how much I earned last week and because I hit my goals. I love falling in to bed exhausted but fufilled because I did what I challenged myself to do.
I was tickled pink when I started earning a few hundred a week at writing last year. I'm thrilled to be at this level now. I don't expect to earn this much each and every week but it's given me a nice boost both financially and creatively because knowing you'll earn well can be great motivation to write.
I've picked up some great new clients and have been receiving some unsolicited work requests. Last week I even turned down a job because it paid too low when usually I would snap it up because I was so afraid of a famine that I was like a writing hamster with her cheeks stuffed full and her wrists feeling like they were about to fall off.
Two months ago I was ready to pack it in and today I'm arranging for help for overflow. Life is good.