Numerous fringe benefits exist in the profession of teaching, at least under the current agrarian society, in that I can only work as long as the school year holds out. Unfortunately, as a non-tenured teacher, this means I'm unemployed at the time. Fortunately, while crossing my fingers and casting applications into the job market, I have dreaded "downtime." Since I'm a Creative, downtime doesn't exist. So, I've waited for this long to have a chance to frantically finish my several projects before I hit the blessed brick wall of new gainful employment.
Being broke has less stressful overtones than one would expect. My financial situation has presented me with the opportunity to tune out distractions and guiltlessly decline social invitations that cost money. All time belongs to me! Mwahahahaha! So I slept late the last two days... And tomorrow I have an honest-to-goodness alarm set, with actual intentions of getting up early and working.
And the compulsive lister in me won't shut up until I outline it:
ONE-WOMAN SELF-IMPOSED DOWNTIME SWEAT-SHOP
1. FINISH NOVEL DRAFT
2. REVISE/POLISH NOVEL DRAFT
3. SUBMIT COMPLETED NOVEL
4. PENCIL AT LEAST 1 CHAPTER OF COMIC BOOK
5. INK, SCAN, LETTER and COLOR COMIC BOOK
6. SUBMIT COMIC BOOK CHAPTER FOR PUBLICATION
7. CLOTHE 15 RAGDOLLS FOR SATURDAY EVENT
One of these I must get finished this week. After work and on weekends, I've made 15 dolls and all are nekkid, wearing nothing but embroidered smiles. Each needs un-nekkided and tagged by Friday night for a craft faire. We shall see!
I write best in the morning, draw best in the afternoon, and craft a'ight in the evening. At least that's what I'm going to tell myself, because that's the order of my focus, from the most mentally difficult writing to the easiest, more physically demanding crafting. Yep, this may be the best scheduling intention I've ever had. :-D
Love and cuddles to you all!
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