Oh crap … now what?
Those four words go through my head more times than I care to admit (7x a day) and 83.3% of the time it has something to do with Life of an Architect. The time is currently 2:58 pm on Sunday and I am sitting down in my spot on the couch writing this post and it is a direct result of thinking “Oh crap … now what?”
I already had a post written for tomorrow – well, mostly written – and during lunch today I was telling my wife what I was writing about and it went something like this (picture of Michelle and me included for visual reference):
Bob: So, I am just about finished with tomorrow’s post on Life of an Architect it’s on [blahbiddy blah - classified as "Top Secret" for now]. I think that it would be really interesting and could turn into a whole new website. One that would actually have some real value to it.
Michelle: That is a good idea but…
Bob: [interrupting] I need a name to call it, something clever …. I’ve got nothing.
Michelle: What about ["Top Secret"]? But still, do you think it’s a good idea to tell people about your idea before …
Bob: That IS good! Wow, I think I’ll go with that!
Michelle: Seriously, don’t you think you should work this out a bit more before you tell everyone and someone else does it instead of you?
Bob: ….. (puzzled face) …. (sad face)
Bob: Oh crap … now what?
Things are ridiculously busy at the office and since I do all my Life of an Architect writing at home (sitting on my spot on the couch) most of what gets written comes together during my evenings with the last bit falling into place Sunday night. However, tonight I am taking the family to see a baseball game and that means my post needs to be finished before we leave (otherwise it will be influenced by beer and heartburn). But today during lunch, it was brought to my attention that my post for tomorrow shouldn’t actually be tomorrow’s post.
Let’s dig through the “Draft” section of my site and see what there … maybe I can whip something together in (looking at the clock) 122 minutes. Let’s see hmmm?
Closet Information - A Starter Kit (boring)
Railroad Station (who cares, it’s from 1939 and doesn’t exist anymore)
So here we are … sort of (I’m either complaining or bragging so this one’s out)
Better, Faster, Cheaper (everyone knows about this, right?)
Brrrrrringgggg! Hello? Architect’s office. (Still has potential, needs ALL the graphics done)
Spouses of Architects (still working on Mrs. Life of an Architect to write this)
Modern Architects who inspire (needs text and more graphics)
Just your typical wine room (needs research)
Architects take a while to get going (kind of already covered this topic here – at the end)
Architectural Models (yes … but not in
122 113 minutes)
Patterns 101 (needs graphics and more content)
Nobody is making me do this (so who cares right? Stop complaining already)
Hardware (blank, very early post idea)
Kitchen Appliances – 2013 (need to round out selections, need responses from manufacturers)
Design Retainers – What, Why and Why (good topic but not in
113 109 minutes)
Tips for being an Architect AND a regular person (not sure I am qualified to write this post)
I can’t use any of these ….
Oh crap … now what?
As I mentioned, for one (or many reasons) these posts are still sitting in the “Drafts” section of my website. Either I become bored writing them, thought you would become bored reading them, or they have simply required to much time to complete. Unfortunately, I have several to many hours invested in each one of these posts. But unlike the post I was going to publish today, these might not EVER see the light of day.
I have loads of ideas, creativity is not my problem, it’s having the time to execute them the way I want. Is it time to call in the troops and ask for help? Maybe it’s time to quit … go cold turkey (shouldn’t be too hard, I like cold turkey.) I’m not sure what will happen because I don’t want to quit, I have unfinished business and experiments to start (and finish). I want guest posts from my architect friends and acquaintances, I want more product exposure posts (but do you?)
SO there you go, to many ideas and not enough time so
Oh crap … now what?
Send me an email if you are struck with genius (or something). Bob[at]lifeofanarchitect.com
ps – it’s now 4:19 pm on Sunday and that beer isn’t going to drink itself.