I’ve never been accused of selling out (why would I be? I’m white(ish) and male), but I’ve always had a retort ready to go if that should ever happen: “yo, I’m not selling out; I’m buying in.”
Truth of the matter: I’m desperate to sell out. As I’ve said to anyone who listens, my goal for the writing program I’m currently enrolled in is to write that one book that gets optioned by a movie studio and turned into a throw-away Will Ferrell flick. Then I’ll quit my job and use my earnings from the book and movie to fulfill my life-long dream of becoming a slackademic.