As most of you probably know already, I am working for myself these days. I used to work for other folks, and I was a darned good remote employee for almost 14 years. When I worked for other people, I had clearly defined tasks and deadlines. While grading papers was not fun, it was a clearly defined task with deadlines. Now, those deadlines and tasks are all loose and I don't have the cheerleading squad to validate me on a daily basis.
In the beginning, I felt proud because I didn't hook the Wii up and lose myself in the world of Zelda and the Ocarina of Time. I also didn't binge-watch everything. Even though I avoided those temptations, I still found myself in a slump as 2018 started. So, this week, using the "Shit I Did List" idea, I'm tracking what I've done since November 1, 2017:
Not bad. Now, to go offline and do more rewriting.
What is everyone else working on right now? How are you balancing your creative time with things like day jobs and laundry?