January: Sure your contracting gig will be up in May, but you have three good prospects to take it's place and help make up the shortfall! Should be a great year!
February: One prospect dead.
May: Good news! Your contract gig will actually have two more jobs in July and September!
June: Second prospect dead. All work done already wasted.
July: Um, we've moved that July contract at the last possible second and none of you can make it. Sorry.
August: Actually there will be no September contract.
September: Last prospect delayed indefinately.
Christmas: I'm just around the corner, you know. You have money, right?
Mortgage: I get first dibs...
Fucking 2019... You FOOLED me!