It sucks to do these updates when I don’t have a lot to say, but so it goes. I heard this week that the average productivity of a professional programmer is 10 lines of code a day, so I’m at least keeping pace with that. I’ve more or less fixed all of the compile-time bugs except for one or two that are basically dummy lines calling functions that don’t yet exist. Once those functions are written it should all run… kind of. I’m pretty sure there will be a bunch of bugs, and I’m pretty sure I need to revise the editor a bit to make it work with the new setup, but it’s slowly coming together.
This week has been, more than anything else, an exercise in being okay with it slowly coming together. I’ve been trying really hard to push this stuff to go faster, and consuming more and more caffeine, and getting more and more irritable, and this week… I just had to take a step back, and calm down, and remember that, after all, I’m in this for the long haul. Rushing won’t help, it will just make me sloppy and cranky.
There will be a time to push myself to the finish line, but that finish line is still very far away. So… I can just focus on what I need to do, and I can just calm the fuck down and do this bit by bit.
I’ve cut back on my caffeine intake and I’m feeling better, albeit sleepier. I also took a couple of days to catch up on my other work, spending one day focusing on writing and one day focusing on my current art commission to the exclusion of everything else. I feel a lot more on top of things now. And hopefully I can maintain that feeling, and I can keep getting good work done. It’s starting to feel better. However gradually it has to go, I will continue to make this happen.