Day 83 of 365
I have to be brief, as I am on the last section of the print annual and am determined to have it pretty much wrapped up tomorrow. Every day, I think to myself, “I think can finish it tomorrow.” And then I spend hours looking at photographs or fretting about content to fit the certain space between the certain pages in the certain section–and it takes me forever. I am determined to make it beautiful though.
And this is my way. Everything ALWAYS takes me longer than I think it’s going to take. I’ve been this way my whole life. I realized it’s kind of like this curse of being too optimistic. I mean, I guess this is the issue. I’m far too optimistic about how quickly I can work, I suppose. Does that seem right?
Essays always take me longer to grade than I think they will. Of course, everything Farmer-ish takes me longer than I think it will. And cooking. Oh my goodness! Tonight, I started cooking dinner at 4:30. Ron asked “Why are you starting so early?” I replied with another question, “Have you not seen how long it takes me to make tortillas?” I told him I was aiming to have dinner ready by 6:30. We ate at 7:30.
Cooking is tough when you have to make everything from scratch, and you definitely have to make everything from scratch because the stupid food industry seems hell bent on poisoning us. But I digress…
I must get back to work on that annual, and I hope you will love it. I think you will. I mean, look at that cover. I have to make the inside live up the beauty on the outside. I am determined. I will definitely have pre-orders available by the end of the week. I think that’s realistic. I think so.
2 thoughts on “Everything takes me longer…”
I am looking forward to seeing/experiencing the Print Annual!
Oh, I can’t wait for you to see it! I love it so much. It’s pretty much finished now minus my intro, photographs, and the author bios. I made good progress tonight, and I am relieved.