Note: This is a post about the day 17 of the Thirty Days of Focus, see the introductory post for more details.
In the introductory post, I made a commitment to devote from 15 minutes to an hour every day to work on this challenge. In reality, the initial 15 minutes have been serving as a way to get me into the zone, and then I would go on and on, until I reached a certain meaningful point where I felt satisfied with the result.
Today, however, the duration of work was much closer to this lowest possible amount. The main reason is that I strive to balance a few things at the same time. And I am glad that I had not set the expectations too high initially, but made such “easy days” possible. Because it was to a high degree due to high expectations in face of uncertainty that led me to a failure with the Storytelling challenge in August 2013, as well as during a couple other times.
What I would like to share now is the whole section F which I briefly mentioned yesterday (day 16). Today I did not write much, but deleted a few bars in the middle and at the end, to clean up some space for better content. Here is the result:
Actually, it felt a bit weird to think of removing something and sharing it as a creative work. But then I remembered a saying that something is perfect not when there is nothing to add in there, but when you can’t remove anything from it.
- Decided to aim at the minimum commitment today to be able to do a few other important things.
- Cleaned up a few bars which weren’t providing much value for the composition.