Fully agree with this.
For anything creative or that involves thinking, planning etc, having a large queue to push through in a few days is just anti-creativity. Maybe some can do it but I can’t see that work wouldn’t suffer as a result.
While I often have 25+ orders in queue between my different gigs, I couldn’t handle more than 5 or 6 new marketing and SEO consultations in two weeks which is my delivery time for those. Translation and proofreading is a different type of thought process.
Of course I could squeeze in lots more and just churn out stuff but I did that once and during my final read through before delivery on a couple, I realised that the quality was just not up to the usual standard. It was then I set limits on the gigs but I have to manually pause them as I have monthly regulars which are a different thing.
This has worked well and as most clients message me first, I can tell them that it will be 2+ weeks til I can take them on. This has never been an issue for them and I think they appreciate the honesty, knowing that they will get my full attention when their turn comes around.