A Tale from the Trenches

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Today the Awl published a long essay by Richard Morgan about his seven years as a freelancer, which I read this afternoon. It’s a worthwhile if sobering read, and really entertaining: the subtitle is “How to Make Vitamin Soup,” if that gives you any idea of the circumstances he describes. It so happens that I attempted the freelancing thing over the past eight months or so, and ultimately concluded that I’d be happier with a job — Morgan’s piece makes me really glad I only spent eight months attempting the nearly impossible!


Jeremy Hatch is a writer, musician, and professional bookseller leading a cheerful, aimless life in San Francisco. He is the Junior Literary Editor of the Rumpus and has a blog which he updates once in a while. More from this author →