For instance… I was in bed by 3 a.m. last night, and only had a bowl of corn flakes after I got home from work (no golden elixir), planning to get up early and take care of some things. And what time did I get up? That’s right, noon. Noon isn’t early. It’s goddamn late.
I have super-important emails that I need to answer, and won’t be able to get to them, yet again. I’ll try to squeeze ’em in at work, but that place is a three-ring circus. I can’t do anything there anymore, except company stuff. Wotta rip-off!
The weekend was a mess, but I did manage to get some things accomplished. The new section of the site, where I can recommend music and books, and whatever else appeals to me, is up and running.
The cool thing about it? It’s like a separate blog, within the Surf Report. The updates will not appear on the home page, so you folks who groan when I go off on a 1500 word tangent about the Kinks, or whatever, don’t have to see it, if you don’t wanna.
I’m not going to commit to any specific posting schedule for the new Surf Report Approved! section of the site, it’ll just have to find its own level, organically. We’ll see how it goes.
I love the graphic for the new section, by the way. It’s in the sidebar, above the Smoking Fish Media logo. A punk rock girl in Chile made it for me. I gave her the verbiage, tried to explain what I was doing, and told her to have at it. And she hit it out of o’ the ballpark, first attempt. It’s perfect, and cost me five dollars.
If you need to hire a punk rock girl in Chile, or a gigantic computer nerd in the Philippines, or whatever… check out Fiverr. I’ve had some great results there, and also a few duds. It’s not a 100% thing, by any stretch of the imagination, but if you read reviews and look at the samples, you can get some real bargains at that site.
I also finished chapters 7 & 8 of the book over the weekend. Now I just need to complete Chapter 9, and the 100 page sample will be ready (once again). I’ve never worked so hard on anything in my life… Sweet sainted mother of Sparkles Peterson! I’m cautiously optimistic. I think it might be turning out to be halfway decent. Hard work pays off, I’m learning. Yes, I’m 50. What of it?
I’m taking Wednesday off from my job, and will be focusing on nothing but Chapter 9. It’s already written, but needs a radical overhaul. I find that I’m not as good at the radical overhaul part of the game, as I am at just putting words on the page. But I’ll have four full days, and if I can’t get ‘er done in that amount of time… I’ll invite all of you to drive up here and shoe me in the nuts.
The weekend felt like a mess, shaggy and disorganized, but I somehow got some important things accomplished. So, I’ll give it a B+. Not as orderly as I like, but still successful.
How was your weekend? What’s the letter grade on it? Please bring us up to date in the comments section below.
And I’ll be back here tomorrow, my friends.
See ya then!