I’ve just finished work for the day, at nearly nine in the evening. Freelancing can be like that sometimes.
I’ll never complain about it though (well, hardly ever…). Being in charge of my own time, organising everything myself, liaising with clients on my own terms, being able to work from home – all of that is bliss for me, as I’m a control freak, a hermit, and someone who likes a lie-in. No, it’s not the best paid job in the world, and I can’t guarantee that heavy work periods will happen at times convenient to me (they almost never do!) but it suits me down to the ground.
Lots of the stuff I read as part of my editing job is absolutely fascinating. I mainly work for academics, and they all have really interesting niches, usually in history or social science. I love obscure information about subjects you would never normally think of, and boy oh boy have I learnt a lot of obscure information in the course of my job.
I’m pretty sleepy now after working all day. But the plus side is that I don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow. Swings and roundabouts!