Wrench, Meet Plans

How on earth did it get to be March already? (Or more accurately: How did it get to be March when I’ve gotten nothing done??)

While my definition of ‘nothing’ probably isn’t the same as the rest of the universe, I’m craving some nifty little boxes that I can check off to prove my worth. Which is silly, but I’ve learned not to argue with ticky-boxes. *solemn nod*

Tick, Tick, Tick

I am positive that I am Wasting Time™ and that I need to Do Constructive Things™, so tomorrow I’m starting a week-long time study. I want to know what I’m actually doing with my day versus what I think I’m doing.

I am horribly bad at both over and under estimating my time. I tend to think simple tasks take much longer than they actually do (loading dishwasher: 4 minutes) and bad habits (memebase/lamebook/cracked: hours) waste only a few moments of my day. I need to get a more realistic grasp on how much of a timesink everything is—not just a best guesstimate.

At the same time I’m going to try and hash out a ‘perfect day’ in terms of what I think I should be able to accomplish. I have a feeling that it’s going to be either impossible or horribly easy—and either outcome isn’t really a good thing.

*pokes schedule*

It will be interesting to see how my creative endeavors (writing & model horses) fit into the nice little buckets. I’ve been meaning to try and learn to work to the clock rather than the whim, but I’ve been pretty good at procrastinating.

Which might be why we’re on Week 10 of the New Year and I’m not feeling very accomplished. :p

Ah well… onwards!

Martha Bechtel

My name is Martha Bechtel and I write fantasy and science fiction stories, paint small model horses silly colors, cast resin and plaster magnets, code random code (and Wordpress plugins)... Come on in and join in the fun!

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