Alethea & Athena (double_dear) wrote,
Alethea & Athena

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As seems to be the way of things lately, our schedule blew up in our faces again. I really wanted to update about Beauty and the Beast stuff, too! But I also want to do it when I feel like I have a good chunk of time in case I need it. I might not, though.

So instead, I'll just tell you how our schedule blew up. First, we had been working on Noragami so hard over the weekend that we decided we wanted to be well-rested when we did our final read-through, so we saved it for this morning. Thus we got started late on our next assignment. That probably would have been okay, but then we got a phone call from Gaston. We hadn't talked in a while, so we spent a long time on the phone. He told us about the adventures he had driving in the mountains during the recent scary winter storm. Well, scary for a lot of people. Where we are, it wasn't so bad. Anyway, that meant we wanted to work longer, so we worked right up until dinner time, and then we had Family Home Evening, and then we wrote a review for Noragami, and writing reviews for Noragami always takes a while because we have sooooo much to say, and somehow it got to be nine o'clock.

And we'll be taking more time off to go to Disneyland...which we were hoping to do this week anyway, because we sometimes make bad scheduling decisions. Anyway, the good news is we're still on schedule for this book we're working on. The bad news is, if we don't get way ahead of schedule, we're going to be behind schedule on a lot of things at the end of March.

Meanwhile, now we've had another editor email us apologizing for asking for stuff when she knows we're busy, and our knee-jerk reaction is to think, "We're not that busy! We're still right on schedule!" And then we look at reality. But I'm kind of bummed about this development, and I can't quite put my finger on why. Maybe I'm worried that we'll miss out on cool new assignments because not only do we not have the time, but our editors know we don't have the time, so we can't just say, "Eh, we can work it out if we just push ourselves a little harder!" And then I read that sentence and think, "Yeeeeah, it's probably for the best that our editors know." They just need to hold off on licensing anything too cool before we can get our schedule back under control.

Now we're going to pretend we have enough time to watch an episode of anime.

Today I'm thankful for finishing that Noragami translation (and I think we did a pretty good job, if I do say so myself), getting to watch the Beverly Hillbillies during dinner, not making terrible progress on today's translation, getting to talk to Gaston, and getting to watch some anime.
Tags: busyness

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