On this lovely, unseasonably cool (for Texas)(83°F), overcast Friday morning, a thought occurred to me: perhaps I should update you on, oh, the stuff that’s been consuming almost all of my working time as of late.
This morning, I went through my ancient posts and dug up something from aeons ago (late March). Included in this fossil, I hashed out the plan for my index-card editing process. Click here to check it out, since I don’t plan to re-hash. (Plus, there are pretty pictures. And a Harry Potter quote to fill your token inspirational quota for the day.)
So, how is that stack o’ bright index cards working out?
According to my nerdily-detailed charts, I’m about 32% of the way through the stack. I’m aiming to be chill about my editing speed, lest I freak out and think I need to go faster-faster-FASTERFASTERFASTER!!!!!! because we all know shouty-rushed-faster-than-thou writing doesn’t always (or, ever?) mean BETTER.
And I want BETTER.
So, rather than take the road more hastily traveled: I’m aiming for consistent diligence, doing as much as I can, when I can, with as much focus as my head and heart can handle. I’m also trying to rest hard, in between, because if you just work as hard as you can, always and forever? Say it with me: Burn. Out.
All that to say, things are going well. The note card plan has helped immensely, and has carried me through the first three of my nine sections. The upcoming fourth section is a huge chunk of work, and looks CHALL.EN.GING. I’ve been reading over it this morning, sorting out some semblance of a plan, and will start overhauling it this afternoon. (Or, possibly, twenty minutes from now.)
Wishing you all a lovely journey down your roads thoughtfully and purposefully — not hastily —traveled. And, a happy holiday weekend.¹
¹On a (sort of) related note, I’m wishing myself a swift recovery from Ouchland (also known as the Torture Step + Abs class at my gym) and Hoarse-Voice Land (also known as the reason why, once again, I didn’t make a music video this week). And yes, Merrilee — if anyone has a song request, I’ll see what I can make of it. That is, if my voice will cooperate.