Feelancers are often in waiting mode. Our work flow is predicated on others wanting to hire us, and usually on their schedules, not ours. We can’t know when the phone will ring or when opportunities will present themselves. We can only control our output and how much waiting gets to us.
Additional information: Sometimes we need additional information or answers to questions before we can move forward on a project. For example, many VO jobs come without a pronunciation guide. I send a list of terms with suggested pronunciations, but have to wait for them to reply.