After a few years of striking out on my own I reapplied back into the rat race. The speed of the re-acceptance still un-nerves me. A lone wolf pacing up and down at the starting line.
I don't see it as selling out but being very practical. Royalties and flat fees pay well but are always deferred to a later month.
I'll still write and publish like a demon but I'll be earning $$$$ too. Also I'll starve a little less than before.