I am waiting on an email that may turn into some work the first couple weeks of January. If that happens, I will be set for the month. One email is the difference between making a living or not.
You would think that would be too stressful to really continue being a freelancer.
But the history is proof. This past year, which was my first year of freelancing, I worked 28 shows. A total of 141 days on the road. I was able to make about the same amount of money that I did working in Seattle in a full time position for about 240 days a year, somewhere between 40 and 55 hours a week.
In 2008, it will be interesting to see how the year pans out. I have made a few new contacts and hopefully, they will book me on some shows.