I did have steady income when I wrote for the media but I didn’t feel good about what I was writing. I was expected to write on a certain topic with a specific spin on it and I got to the point where my own morals and values took over the desperate need to make money.
Now that I’m out on my own, I just want to make enough to survive and even if that’s all I make I can at least live with know I did what I believe is the right thing to do.
Good luck to you. I always enjoy reading your work.