As a freelancer, I’m always worried about where checks are coming from. Hoping that clients pay on time and want my services for the next 30 days… Collectively, we exist on the edge of perceived brilliance (especially us writers in our own heads), and the edge of WTF happened to that contract. We espouse the currency of freedom over money. I’ll continue to sing that song because I’m good at what I do… Reality is, it’s not an easy path. You need one to have the other.