I got a last minute art gig that has a VERY short deadline: got it sometime overnight between Fri and Sat. Actually "received" it Saturday morning...but Saturday was booked to the gills. Sunday and Monday as well as today and likely in to tomorrow I'm working on three images, maybe four.
Now usually it takes between 8-16 hours per pic depending on complexity...but I don't have that much time.
So needless to say I'm working some long hours to maintain my reputation of "quality art, on time, every time". Both the on-time part and the quality part.
After this I got another really short deadline gig due by Friday. After that I have a ton of stuff to do for the S&W folks.
Feast or famine. Thus is the way of the freelancer.