Monday, April 13, 2009

Soon...

A bright light shines.  It whispers, "You are almost finished.  You are almost finished!"  The light seems far away now, but it will rise with the morning sun and then I will be done.  The words grow louder in my mind.  "You are almost finished!"  I am giddy with the prospect of turning my attention away from counting, measuring, and configuring.  Just a little bit more and I'll make something sloppy and messy without directions, instructions, or exact amounts.  I'll go for a walk and not feel guilty that I should be starring at the computer, shifting through seas of red and notes to self.  I will sip my coffee slowly, enjoying the flavor and aroma and not gulp it down out of necessity, urging my body and mind to keep going, going, GOING!  

A bright light shines and it squeals with joy, "YOU ARE ALMOST FINISHED!"

7 comments:

Lynn said...

Okay, I'll bite. What are you almost finished with?

Carter said...

Like the little engine that could. "I think I can, I think I can...". Keep chugging along. It'll feel so good when you get to the top of the hill!

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Lynn!

I'm tech editing Cynthia's new book, Enchanted Adornments. I'm almost finished. It's a lot of counting and measuring and math and well... technical stuff.

Andrew Thornton said...

Hola, Carter!

I can't wait till I'm at the top of the hill! Hurray for the top of the hill!

I have loved so much being apart of Cynthia's dream and supporting her vision. It really has been both educational and inspirational. However, the technical editing and getting into the nitty-gritty has started to make my eyes cross. It's taking way longer than I or anyone else planned. I think I might be too critical because I want to do a good job. However, I think that being too critical is leading me to second guess myself and making me go over the same material over and over and over to try and make it perfect.

I think I'll have a beer when I get to the top of the hill to celebrate.

No Easy Beads said...

As you should have beer when you reach the top of the hill. Editing is very hard job!

TesoriTrovati said...

Oh I am so excited! A new book to add to my collection...
I am also almost seeing the light...my Klimt-inspired piece is just about finished. I put it on a bust last night..er..this morning at 1am and saw that all the hard work will certainly pay off! Keep chugging along Andrew! Enjoy the day! Erin

Andrew Thornton said...

Hey Erin!

OH, how I love the light! It always gives me such great pleasure when I complete a project. I'm here in Asheville now helping Cynthia finish up some of her work that's left. It's good and exciting to see all the pieces starting to come together.