BY MATT POE
That “cracking sound” would be me breaking in half because I’m about as flexible as concrete. I don’t bend; I break.
I’m talking about my schedule, not giving the client what he or she wants. You tell me what you want, and I go find the right words for you, the ones that best fit what you want.
No, I’m talking about my work habits. I have a bad habit of planning my day and if one little interruption happens, I fall to pieces. It’s obvious that that is not a good way to work, and I’m in therapy for it (seriously, therapy, which usually screws up my schedule).
My desire to write and meet deadlines is a lot stronger than my bad habits, so I get the work done. But, I know that I can work a lot better, with less stress, if I were more flexible.
It also means that after I forget how many years, I’m still figuring out my work style. A little day-by-day? One day devoted to one project, another day devoted to another? Still figuring it out, because I want to keep getting better at writing for myself and for my clients.
There’s a voice inside screaming that the real reason is that I want to be the best in the world, but that’s a different problem altogether.