Um...absolutely not. Most days I wake up around 12:50 p.m., which is when my afternoon editing shift starts. If I go to bed somewhat early, I wake up around noon. If I have to go into the office (occasionally I go in to bother my PCWorld peeps and do my shift from San Francisco), I wake up around 11:45 a.m.
When do you do most of your work?
I'm a night-owl, as you may have guessed. After my 2.5 hour shift in the afternoon, I usually go for a walk, go shopping, take a nap, make food, or read a book. Basically, "not work." I get most of my work done between 11 p.m. and 5 a.m.
Do you have health insurance?
Yes. I pay for my own, and it is absolutely worth it. That is, it's worth it to be self-employed and pay for health insurance -- but having health insurance is worth it, too.
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Do you use a laptop or a desktop?
A desktop! I use a big, hulking desktop with two screens. Laptops are for road trips and working in bed and college students -- they're super convenient. But I don't need convenience (most of the time), so my desktop is awesome. Dual screens -- best thing ever.
What are the worst things about being a freelancer?
Um...I don't love taxes or invoicing. But I do love getting paid and keeping my money -- so I do it, guys, I do it.
Got any other freelance questions? Ask me in the comments section!