I don’t believe so much in the I’m-dying-to-do-this discount as I do in the I’d-rather-eat-ground-glass-than-do-this premium. Basically, if a project looks like it’ll be a soul-crushing slog from start to finish, then add enough to the estimate to cover the costs of therapy, a few weeks off and a holiday in Kaua‘i, including carbon offsets.
Let me know if that works for you, and I’ll try it too.
Meanwhile… I’ve been doing a ton of blogging about speechwriting lately. (You may have heard of this hot new “public speaking” phenomenon. It’s like podcasting, except with a live audience and usually no sound effects, unless they’ve miked you badly and you have indigestion — speaking purely hypothetically.) If it’s something you do, or something you’ve thought you might want to try, then by all means have a gander and let me know what you think.