I nearly forgot to write this week. Although, when work is quiet, I wonder if it’s better to leave gaps, or to still write, to make clear that not all Weeknotes writers are horribly productive and thrusting and world-changing.
Yesterday I added the final set of content into the Misfits site so, pending a few tweaks and assuming nothing goes horribly wrong in the next couple of weeks, that’s largely over (for me) now.
The past week I was plodding on with reading about Django, feeling the need to start making something, and spending too long writing moaning blog posts. These always take longer to write than I expect — the best part of a day each — and often leave me feeling oddly exposed and, again, like I need to make something, rather than only critiquing other peoples’ things. I don’t know how full-time critics manage it, unless they also do.
I’ve turned down a couple of pieces of work this week which, aside from making me nervous about being so bold, makes me think about what kind of work I want to do (assuming I’m lucky enough that money isn’t an immediately pressing criteria). The current rule of thumb is that I want to make things that excite me or interest me (ideally that I would use myself) and/or that will involve me learning something new. Collaborating with good people is a bonus. I really, really need to get more specific about what I want to do though.