Life is hard for freelance writers — the unpredictability, the financial stress, the totally power-imbalanced relationships with editors. Many freelancers, in fact, are forced to take side jobs that will at least provide a regular paycheck.
So we can only imagine how unpleasant things have been for giving-it-up freelancer Ben Yagoda, who's stuck with that horrible side gig as a tenured English professor.
We don't know how he's made it this long.
After 29 Years, Yagoda Decides He's Had It With Freelancing [Romenesko]
My Life as a Hack [Slate]
Directory [University of Delaware]