Who Is Kathleen?

Bookkeeper turned writer and poet, mixing business with the crafting of words.Kathleen Krueger

In the spring of 2010 (one year after I began dabbling with creative writing) I asked the question:

Would it be possible for me to earn a full-time living through freelance writing? Could I meet that goal in a year?

Maybe… people told me.  If you worked real hard…. if you’re really good…if you’re really lucky.

So…I gave it shot. 10 months later, February of 2011, I gave my notice at my bookkeeping job. To pursue my dream?  No!! To live it!

I already had enough steady writing clients to replace my paycheck.

Did I work really hard?  Umm? Maybe, but I thought it was a lot of fun.

Was I a really good writer?  No. But I kept getting better.

Was I really lucky?  I guess you could call it that. There aren’t too many clients out there that will give you a weekly gig of 20 articles a week, like my main client did.

I love my life!

I love hanging out at home and not having to leave for days if I don’t want to.

I love being able to arrange my schedule so I can spend time with my grandkids.

I love all the people I’ve met and worked with.

And, I especially love helping other people learn how to achieve the freedom and flexibility of living the freelance life.

So, that’s what this blog is about – helping others find the freedom and fulfillment I have in my life.

It’s just me, The Crafter of Words, spilling out my thoughts and sharing what I’ve learned about starting from scratch and using my words to pay the bills. Hopefully, it will help you  too.

(PS I can’t tell you how to get rich off your words, cause I’m not rich. You’ll have to go somewhere else if that’s what you’re looking for. I’m just your average middle-class wife and grandmother.)