One of the best LJ posts on being a free-lancer I’ve read as of late, thanks to the brilliance of hipstomp:
Saturday evening is the midpoint of my “vacation,” and I’m still buried under the German project. Outside the hotel room window, the Canadian sun has gone from rising to setting. My laptop has grown so warm it’s practically sweating.
There’s no way I’m working tonight; we’ve got a party to go to, and after last night’s misfire I need to redeem my weekend. To put the project to bed I’m tempted to switch over to a little industry trick called “Shoddy Worksmanship.”
Problem with that is, as a freelancer your next step could be your last. Meaning I’ll just have to suck it up and work on Sunday.