I’m so good at writing.
Should you ever work for free? The short answer is no, but the long answer is more complicated than that. The question you should be asking: Is anyone making money off my work when I’m not?
I don’t wax or shave my arms and legs, and that really bothers some people. Random people on the street have felt the need to go out of their way to point out my hair, as if I didn’t know it was there. But I’m not doing anything weird. I’m just existing — but with body hair.
From research, writing rough drafts, editing, cutting, revising, beta reading, fact-checking, etc., even a couple hundred words can take hours to produce.