Personal Update: The Priority of Werewolves

Despite the great stuff people have been sending me lately, posts on Werewolf News have been a little less frequent than I’d like. This is due in part to the scarcity of hours outside my “day job”, and also as a result of the number of side projects I’ve taken on. I’ve learned from painful, shameful experience that it’s unwise to talk about such side projects until each one has already been quietly launched and live for a week or more, so I won’t get into specifics, but I will say that there are three of them, they’re web sites, and each is a collaboration with some extremely talented people that I’m lucky to work with. You’ll see two of them next month sometime, and the third in time for Halloween.

I am a big believer in the Merlin Mann style of Getting Things Done. Mann & Dan Benjamin’s Back To Work podcast literally changed my life. Part of that discipline establishes the impossibility of having more than one priority – a “priority” being something you focus on to the exclusion of everything else. As much as I would love to make Werewolf News my sole priority outside of my relationship and my “day job”, I have these three projects that have been at various stages of completion for months or years. I’m coming to realize that if I don’t focus on each one, make it a priority and get it done, I’m just going to keep toting around the stress and anxiety that comes with unfinished work, and that shit will just distract me from doing anything about anything.

Werewolf News is going through a slow period right now, but it’s still very much alive. Expect things to pick up as Summer peaks, and in the meantime, you might like to follow me on Twitter, and please accept my thanks for being a reader and / or contributor.