Random Ramblings

Random Ramblings – What are you wearing? #proofreaders #writers #bookconnectors

There are many perks to being a freelancer who works from home. I get to take my kids to school and pick them up every day. I get to do my housework whenever I want. I can see my friends whenever I want. But the best one . . .

I get to wear whatever I want!

Like now, it’s Monday morning, I got up at 7a.m, (half an hour later than I normally do), scraped my hair up in a messy ponytail, devoted all my attention to my kids before taking them to school and now, I am sat back at home with a pair of primarni leggings on and a massive jumper I bought about 10 years ago. I’m sat on my sofa with my feet up and one eye on last nights Poldark (Aiden Turner is far too good looking!) and am thanking my lucky stars that I didn’t have to do my hair and make-up, get trussed up in a suit and drag the kids out of the house at 7.30a.m and drop them with child minders before making my way to an office full of other people all wishing the same thing – that they were sat at home, in their pj’s watching Poldark instead . . .

I don’t always wear my scruffs though. Last week I received an email from a publishing house asking that I complete their editing “test” with a view to becoming a freelancer for them. This email came through quite late in the evening and it is quite a hefty document, 31 pages to be exact! Five of which are reference pages that need to be checked for accuracy!

So . . . The next morning, I got up at 6.30a.m, showered, did my hair and make-up, put on some office suitable attire, took the kids to school and returned home and sat at my desk with Classic FM to accompany me (the consummate professional!) whilst I got to work on the test.

Now I can’t help but wonder, what do other freelancers wear?

Do we all just sit around in our pj’s all day or is that just me? Are there different outfits for different types of work?

I’d love to know your thoughts and rituals.

Have a happy Monday folks and I’m looking forward to seeing your comments.

Em xx

9 thoughts on “Random Ramblings – What are you wearing? #proofreaders #writers #bookconnectors

  1. Depends on my mood, but I’m a huge fan of PJs until about noon, if I can get away with it. Other times, I love to really make an effort, though, and will get really dressed up just to go to the cafe to write for a while 🙂


    1. It does put you in such a different frame of mind if you are up, showered and made up doesn’t it! I tend to find I can write my blog wearing anything but prefer to do actual “work” in something more business like – perhaps it’s a psychological thing?

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  2. I am just… a writery person (the JUST is huge) i sometimes add an ethnic necklace to the Pj ensemble. I’ve even been known to shower and dress in clean pj’s put on a cardi and necklace then write. *whispers* once I wore a Mad Hatter esq hat for a whole day when writing whimsy. 😇


      1. Oh good! A detective writer needs the inevitable Miss Marple twinset pearls and country skirt, a historical novelist… a veiled hat riding skirt and crop. Where a romance manuscript would benefit from a pencil skirt and stiletto heels. The world awaits a costume… 😇

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  3. Not a freelancer, but lucky enough to be retired! Must admit i’m often in pyjamas until lunchtime, while writing blog posts + catching up on social media – i suspect the postman, as he hands over the book parcels, thinks that’s all I wear… But when I finally shower and dress, I always put makeup on – if I don’t, it frightens me when I pass mirrors…😊


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