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.
I also mentioned how I had been infected with dSLR attachments. So I went and splurged a little, and bought the Pentax K100D.
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.
4 thoughts on “Project Update Time!”
hehe – sounds like fun 🙂 Seeing as I was away, I’m just going to comment to this entry about hopefully all i missed last week.
Good move going to wordpress, seems smoother than blogger for entries. I had some struggles with the balderdash one, so I can feel your pain.
hmmm, be careful with Project A – didn’t your masters thesis start like that, when you were writing source code for a database thingy…. three years later no masters?? (hehe)
WOW – now i am really jealous, I also want a dSLR 😦 gimmy gimmy gimmy!!! flippen cool dude – what lense have you got on it, and if i may ask – what is the price of the Pentax in SA? good lense options?
BTW – the pics from Louise’s wedding look great! out of interest, I hope that you are only supplying then low quality digital copies only half of the pictures taken…. nudge nudge, wink wink, know what i mean….
Migration to wordpress: Yeah — I also like the user interface a lot more than blogger’s
Project A: Now that you mention it, the mind map is kind of a relational database for my novel. Oh dear, I’ll have to watch I don’t get too precious about the diagram
The camera: I’m loving it, but it cost me way too much. So now I take it almost everywhere and take photos of almost everything. Value for money, dammit!
I just went with the kit lens, which I think is: 18-55mm F3.5-5.6
Louise was very impressed with the pics, so that’s what was key.
I think it’s only the professionals that do that. Although, the photos were excellent, and we did get the negatives eventually.