At least two things about freelancing are a lot like prison: You have to make sure you don't get screwed and you've got plenty of time to work.
I've been lucky on the former and adhering to the latter. Since the beginning of the year, I've worked out/lifted weights at least four times a week every week but two. Sometimes six days a week. As a result, I've seen dramatic gains--from 135 lbs on latt pull-down to 180 lbs, from 120 lbs on bench press to 180 lbs, and things like being able to do 450 lbs on the leg press with one leg. Interestingly enough, the weight training has actually improved my cardio performance, I think because I'm actually getting my heartbeat up past 140.
Anyway, this is probably the main reason I have been able to get through this transition period--that and Ann's support and the support of friends and family.
And today was a great day--a very important client was very happy with my work. Every time that happens, I get more time to write fiction.
Oh, yeah, and I'm writing a Predator novel for Dark Horse.