Friday, January 04, 2013
I am writing this at lunchtime, after having just finished my final draft of the certification submission I have been writing for work.
So what's the big deal?
It is my 58th version.
It is 40 pages long, with 148 separate attachments.
I am big-time attached to it.
Don't know if there are any technical writers out there, but boy do I find the work stressful. You have to be so careful and pay attention to detail, and remember what you said before so you don't contradict yourself. I had to insert some extra attachments and re-number others. That almost sent me over the edge :-).
Not finished though, I have to create cover sheets for the attachments and put it all together in three big binders--three copies, and then we have a site visit with focus groups in April.
Oh well, onwards and upwards!
Another "whew" is about one of my guitars. The performance, all solid wood (no laminates), sensitive one. When I had him out earlier in the week, he was buzzing all over the place and would not stay in tune! Yikes! I was almost planning a trip to the one luthier I trust, but had him out again last night and he was behaving. The difference; a degree or two more of relative humidity in my music room. Something to be monitored.
So, two whews going into the weekend. With any luck my dryer will be fixed when I get home and I can make it three.
Anything to be learned? Stick to things (58 drafts!) and you will get them done! If you are having problems with something, have a Plan A and a Plan B. Find professionals you can trust when your valuable stuff needs fixing. Persevere.
Hope you have a few whews today as well and a great weekend!