Is a writing blog the place to whinge about the issues freelancers may or may not run into in their daily work life? As long as you don’t complain in identifying details about particular clients or employers, can you discuss particular issues you run into with other writers, or is that stuff that’s suppose to be left to locked down forums or what have you? Or are you supposed to shut your mouth, do your work, and be happy you have any jobs at all?
I don’t know… maybe I’m getting my autumn blues (even though I love autumn — it never made any sense to me). Maybe I finally came down a bit from that high of having such awesome work. Maybe I’m just tired and sick. Or maybe I’m just seeing the true colors of so me of the companies I applied to work for.
I really want to hear from other freelancers — or any writers out there. Where do you go to share your disappointments where people won’t look at you like a whiner? Is your blog an appropriate place to share those things? Are there any good forums where you don’t have to pay to chip your way into a snotty qlique that looks down at anyone who makes less than $100 an hour, or scoffs at those who do certain kinds of work?
Ugh. I just want to go back to bed. But I have this assignment that I pretty much had shoved on me about a topic I no knowledge about, and have about 14 hours to complete. If I say no, that’s the end of any job from that company.