In the words of ZZ Top http://www.zztop.com/. "I just got paid, got me a pocketful of change."
That sums up my wage for a month's wage as a #writer.
I gave up working on Upwork because I was getting one assignment a month, despite having a prominent profile and being in the top 10% of writers on the site - their words not mine.
I keep being told that things could be worse, I find that hard to believe these days. With no motivation, ideas, or inclination to write - how can things be worse for a writer who lost his dream?