I like working at the weekend.
Fewer distractions, fewer incoming emails, fewer blog posts and tweets on which to catch up… it’s nice.
One of the features of being a writer is that, in terms of your own work, weekends feel pretty much like any other day.
I can work on the In Treehouses and The Micropublisher anytime, anywhere. I don’t need clients to be available, people to be in the office – any of that stuff. It makes just as much sense to take Monday and Tuesday off as it does Saturday and Sunday.
It’s just as well that I don’t mind working weekends, because life as a micropublisher or a freedom business owner pretty much necessitates it. Especially in the early days. You’ll likely have to squeeze your new pursuits around a day job, a family, or other such commitments.
As time goes by, you may be able to take weekends off. To relax, like the rest of the working world.
The acid test of whether you’re doing work that matters to you, though, must surely be that you don’t crave the weekend. You’re not desperate to take a break from it all. Work is more fun than fun.
We all need to step away, now and then. We all need balance.
But if you can happily work (for at least a few hours) every weekend from now until the end of the year… Well, that’s a pretty good demonstration of passion, enjoyment, and dedication.
And those, in turn, are pretty good indicators of your chances of success.