But working solo doesn't have to be a way of life. There are many ways to network with other writers, and the more connected you are with them the bigger your freelancer support system will be. I have found that staying connected through social media has been most helpful.
When I joined LinkedIn, I immediately joined a number of freelance writer forums. There I have connected with some amazing individuals. We have shared tips, tricks of the trade, celebrated each others' ups and commiserated with the downs. As the town I live in does not have a large network of freelancers, or any writing groups for that matter, I find these exchanges and the camaraderie I get in these forum discussions to be vital to my well-being as a writer.
Being a freelancer is a career I have chosen and I've never been sorry. Learning to network and communicate with other writers has enhanced that career and has introduced me to opportunities that I would never have had otherwise. Reaching out to other writers was difficult for me initially; what if I was bothering them? Would they even want to talk to me? They seemed such a tight-knit group. But they welcomed me with open arms and now I do the same with new writers in the group. Do not be afraid to make these connections. You will be so grateful that you decided to join a very supportive family unit.