I’m glad to be someone you relate to, and I agree — while freelancing can be frustrating, there is joy and even excitement in the cycle of it and the creative freedom and opportunities.
August was my slowest month this year — but we keep plugging on!
It’s awesome you’re writing a novel and let me know if you’re interested in working together when you get to the editing stage!
I try to use my down months for marketing to build my pipeline back up and use them to do as you are — working on other personal projects like writing a book or this last time I created an online book writing course! It’s very exciting to be able to work on these big projects!