I can’t resist sharing Bill Dyszel’s “freelance national anthem,” about the joys of being a freelance writer. Appropriately enough, it’s sung to Ode to Joy (written by German poet Friedrich Schiller but best known in its musical setting in Ludwig van Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony). It opens with:

“We are full-time freelance writers / what we love is being free! / We don’t need no stinkin’ office / We don’t need security!”

I just want to point out, though, that I wear clothes while working!