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Appreciation #25 - progress

I killed my to-do list today! Some stuff I was eager to get going on (the next hunk of Magic Mansion) and some stuff I was dragging ass on (the cover of Partners second edition, because my first proof was awful.) I tell ya, this "time pod" work method is magical for me. I had no idea what kind of toll mental fatigue was putting on my productivity and progress. It rocks to do a boatload of stuff and still have the energy to check in and say hi at the end of the day.

So, hi! I hope you all had days of awesomeness too!


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Dec. 27th, 2011 09:24 am (UTC)
You want to take care of my to-do list next?
Dec. 27th, 2011 09:52 am (UTC)
Crap, you just gave me a plot bunny of people who switch to-do lists.
Dec. 27th, 2011 09:54 am (UTC)
LOL! Thus starting a new to-do list for you... ;)
Dec. 27th, 2011 10:16 am (UTC)
Dec. 28th, 2011 12:21 pm (UTC)
I wish my boss would let me try out your "time-pod". Alas, she only thinks about profit. Can't pay the employees to have nap-time after all....Though I do get a coffee break in addition to my lunch break which helps a lot.
Dec. 28th, 2011 12:51 pm (UTC)
In a way, I think "time-pods" happened to me during a day job by virtue of my co-workers interrupting me every hour or so. (Now that I'm gone, I'm sure no one knows where anything is, since they would always ask me rather than LOOKING at the supply shelves, LOL.)

Working at home, I was forcing myself to stay on task, uninterrupted for stretches of four to six hours, not quite realizing the extent to which my productivity completely dropped off. Things like re-reading passages and fiddling with one or two words begin to overtake actual writing for me when the brain gets fatigued. But I was feeling all virtuous and hard-working while I was doing that fiddling. Very insidious.
Dec. 28th, 2011 03:37 pm (UTC)
Oh, I do recognize the re-reading and fiddling bit. I can spend hour upon hours at it without writing anything new. It mostly happen when I try to write on a workday though, so I have more or less realized that writing after work is a "no can do".
Dec. 28th, 2011 01:06 pm (UTC)
And since I'm the queen of the double-reply when you get me going...

I think a boss' need to have control over the style in which an employee works was one of the main things I always felt resentful about in working for someone else. Are they paying for results, or to be on a power trip about my work method? I've read about places that reward workers for their results rather than their process, but I think companies like that are pretty rare.
Dec. 28th, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
My boss is kind of new at the game. She micro-manages. It sucks. Big time. I'm kind of an air-head and I do have trouble concentrating, but that doesn't mean that I don't get things done. I just tend to flutter around a little bit more while working than the others do.

And I tend to say the strangest things to the customers which sometimes makes her mad as hell....

A bit of ADHD there I'm afraid....XD
Josephine Myles
Dec. 29th, 2011 06:11 pm (UTC)
Hope I can kill my to-do list next week - it deserves to die!
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