I AM what people might refer to as a “workaholic.” I am also a freelancer. I enjoy the feeling of completion that comes with clearing my work queue. I’m a devout list-crosser; there is nothing better for me than compiling a to-do list and ticking the items off one-by-one.
Do I particularly like writing copy for real estate courses and IT websites? Hell no, but I like finishing things, and finishing things means doing things, constantly, while looking for more work to add to my list of things to do, thus perpetuating a cycle of unachievable completion.
Sisyphus did (does?) something like this, and had this cycle named after him. He’d be a great freelancer.