As of writing this post, I have given up my post as an indie ghostwriter. I will be available via my email (firstname.lastname@example.org) to take requests, but I am not using Upwork. The main reason is I can't get work competing against cheap Asian writers who will work for dimes.
My writing? The jury is out. I am still trying to convince myself - unsuccessfully - that there is some reason to continue with the stories but the fires need a lot of coal to catch, and I don't have anything left after seven years.