|(By Ed Yong, Not Exactly Rocket Science)|
Yong says he plotted his level of "enjoyment" in the task on the vertical axis; time is along the horizontal.
Can you relate to it?
Although Yong has a day job and does (award-winning) freelance writing on the side, the graphic isn't particular to the non-staff genre. Indeed, the highs and lows easily coincide to long-form newspaper reporting, from series to project to Sunday section front.
Feel free to chuckle at will.