I often felt isolated as a freelance writer. Even as a self-professed (and die-hard) introvert, I still sometimes craved human connection.
Back when I started, Twitter didn’t exist and Facebook was still only open to college students. There were a few forums dedicated to freelance writers, but I didn’t join any of them.
Consequently, when I faced a problem or felt hopeless about my career, I had no one to whom to turn.
I could unload on my friends and family members, but none of them worked as freelance writers. They commiserated, but they couldn’t really understand.
That’s why you need a community. People who get what you do, why you do it, and why you sometimes want to quit.
When you’re comfortable with sharing your burdens, hopes, dreams, and fears with others, you feel less alone. Trust me.