Submitting work to publishers is kind of like being lost in the perpetual dating loop. Some accept, many, many others reject. In the end it seems like a major waste of time. I know and fully appreciate the freelancers life. It is the one night stand of employment where you get in get your rocks off and get out with a smile.
Most men enjoy the short bursts of excitement with no commitment. Dirty "C" word. However, when it comes to making a living, a full time gig would be nice from time to time.