Your advice for a fearful freelancer

In Monday’s newsletter, I offered advice to a new freelancer who writes, “I’m simply a bit fearful that I’ll fail.” She’s seeking help with the initial transition into freelancing, plus “any techniques to help independent creators get through challenging days when they must work alone.”

In my reply, I cite Susan Sontag, Sheila Heti, Esther Perel, Lady Gaga, and the power of a predictable routine—but I’d love to hear your comments and advice as well. Please add them below and I’ll be reading and replying this week.