Haven’t updated the status of my numerous projects for a while, so I thought that I should.
What projects am I talking about? The structured procrastination projects, designed to make me an incredibly productive individual.
A quick overview of the tasks I set for myself:
- Office Work
- Office Admin
- Project A — write a novel, called “The Adventures of Commitment Man”
- Project B — write 100 word stories for friends and family, and give them as gifts
- Play chess online
- Blog everyday
And now an assessment of my progress in each category:
- Working consistently, most of the time. There are so many projects to do at the moment that there really isn’t any time to do non-work stuff during working hours (although, I am squeezing in this blog entry)
- Admin — not really happening independently of work. I think I shall simply lump this together with work from now on. Possibly, this reduces my structured procrastination capacity. But more on that a little later
- Hmm. Not going swimmingly.
- I’ve written an additional 1500 words or so since I conceived of this incredible plan to do stuff. A bit rubbish, really.
- On the plus side, I’ve started putting together a mind-map of the plot, characters, scene locations, and so forth. Things are getting a little complex and I decided I needed some sort of layout to help me keep things consistent
- Yes, this looks suspiciously like a sub-task to avoid actually writing the novel — but I’m convinced it’ll help get the novel written.
- Ah. Project B. It was going so well. Two batches written and distributed. Seven stories in total. Happy recipients. Those were the days.
- The family batch is waiting for me. It’s a big batch. 1 wife, 1 mother, 1 father, 2 brothers, 1 mother-in-law, 1 sister-in-law, 1 niece, 1 nephew. That’s nine stories. It feels like a lot, even though it’s only 900 words.
- Chess. Online. Not really happening.
- Blog everyday. Also not happening, but then I always knew that it wasn’t going to happen every day, so in view of that, this task is going quite well. Perhaps instead of blogging, I should focus on point 3 and 4 a little more. That’s what I really want to get done.
This allows me to add a task — 7. Take camera with me everywhere, and pretend to be a Japanese tourist.
Incidentally, I’m off to Limpopo this weekend for another wedding. Fortunately, I’m not the official wedding photographer this time — but I figure I’ll be taking a few shots of the festivities with ye newe acquisitione.