Plenty of unremarkable but steady progress this week.
I seemed to need more time to recuperate from the convention than expected. It took more time to get out from under my email backlog than I had hoped, too, but I have aggressive unsubscribing and deferment on the agenda. Overall, steady progress on multiple fronts.
I had one meeting with a recruiter and an in-office technical interview with one of my top picks. Here’s hoping the latter, in particular, turns into more progress on the job-hunt front! Waiting to hear back on a few other prospects, as well.
Anticipating a deposit from my first freelance client soon. Looking forward to starting on that work! Fifteen more such jobs and I’d have rent covered. Seriously. That sounds like a lot of jobs, but the payments add up.
Kept to my aspiration of two pomodoros per day on the novel edits. Knocked out some global changes, then switched to low-level edits. Making a point of applying the advice from my editors as I go along, with the intention of leaving only the simplest fixes for the proofreaders here on the second quarter of the book.
Put in rather less IWT coursework than intended, having spent a good chunk of that time recovering from the convention. I put in a pomodoro every single day, nonetheless, and switched gears from prioritizing Earn1K to doing nothing but Finisher’s Formula. That 25 minutes each day accumulates, though.
Still playing more Fire Emblem: Awakening than intended. Enjoying it more after looking up ways to grind in the game, at least. I also started reading The Alienist, a 19th century novella.
Thoughts for next week
I may have seriously overscheduled myself socially next week. That said, I could use more one-on-one time with people and some time away from work in which I can re-develop my sense of perspective. I will adjust my productivity aspirations accordingly.
Questions for you
When did you last leave a whole hour or even a whole day or two free on your schedule? What happens when you try that?
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