Writing as a profession infuriates me. Apparently, most people believe that if you’re a freelance writer, you don’t deserve any respect, or you don’t really need to get paid. Therefore, I’m selling out. I’m done writing as a career.
It doesn’t mean I’m going to stop writing period. There’s still things like NaNoWriMo and this blog (and, of course, the Calvin and Hobbes – Encyclopedia Brown fanfic; I haven’t forgotten about it!). Writing as a hobby is incredibly rewarding and I plan on keeping it for as long as I live. But when getting paid to write is sometimes like wrestling a pig covered in grease and molasses (for the extra unpleasant-ness), sometimes it’s not worth it, even if you’re doing what you love for your job.
As far as writing for money goes, I’m done. I’m selling out.