https://youtu.be/iVLokmRqa48 I've seen this question asked, in one form or another, here and elsewhere. I've also watched writers struggling with day jobs as they reach for the golden chalice of 'paid writing gigs'. Been there, done that, still doing it (to an extent). So, I thought it might be edifying for some to watch a video I found on LinkedIn that helps put things in perspective. It's a cold splash of water to the face, but it's definitely worth watching.