This is day one of my new job. Technically, I am unemployed. That is to say, as of today no one is paying me to work. Yet, I woke up at the usual time and was at my computer by 7:30 AM. A typical day, so far.
Routine is important, and here is mine. First, I write this blog post. What to write, what to write? I know! I’ll write about my new job. Okay, that’s working out well so far. Next I will work on StoryTime, my interactive fiction gaming system. Over the weekend, I got the game deployed to the cloud. Now it needs lots of improvements, sunlight and water, if you will. By the end of the week, I will have my first story-game finished and presentable. Nothing fancy, but it will be a good start.
Continuing with my routine, I will post here twice a week to report on progress, to explore game ideas, and to share thoughts about software development. As a manager, I always like to keep people informed about what is going on. This is no different, although my audience consists of myself and you, those who care to follow.
Sprinkle in some daily exercise, a bit of “outreach” (a.k.a. email, phone calls, work on the website, etc.) every afternoon, and some planning at the end of the week, and I have the makings of my new routine. At least I will try that for a week and see how it goes.
What is your routine? Are you self-driven, or do you have a boss lording over you? Maybe a bit of both. Leave a comment.