I keep an Excel spreadsheet that tallies my freelance writing income throughout the month, so at the end of every month I can see what I made. Unfortunately, January was somewhat dismal.
January is usually a slow month for me, I guess because it takes most companies a few weeks to rebound from the holiday vacation mindset. Initially I thought this year would be different, as I was pretty busy the first full week of January. Unfortunately the work dropped off around mid-month, so in January I essentially made just over half my usual monthly income.
It seems that I am not the only one who generally expects January to be slow — Lori Widmer blogged about her January goals on her blog, too. What about the rest of you? How did January go for you, and was it in keeping with previous years?