…so to speak. Heh.
In an attempt to keep my feet moving forward (because being stuck in metaphorical quicksand isn’t my idea of fun), I’ve listed four projects on my whiteboard. The idea is I have to do something to advance at least two of the projects every day. Today, I’ve been successful. I moved a subnotebook to Evernote (which I’m so very, very, very ecstatic to have back…even if they haven’t worked the bugs and features out in the web version). I’ve figured out (for the moment) how to deal with Dead Bunny (it’ll change tonight *grin*). I could conceivably work through a couple of modules for the instructional design class this afternoon. Oh, and I found how to complete a first editing round on a novel, which I’m going to apply to a novel that’s actually on its third or fourth editing round (and is still horrible…oops).
The real problem in the set is Dead Bunny. Every time I think I get a handle on how I want to deal with it, I change my mind. But I have a really good, logical plan…that I’m hell-bent on ignoring. I sense some self-sabotage afoot… It almost doesn’t matter at the moment, though, because the best thing for me to do next is work on Dead Bunny’s visual brand (since I’ve just spent all weekend doing that for my personal sites). That means stressing over logo design and slide design for the tutorials. That means figuring out who Dead Bunny is, and what image he should project into the world.
I’ve drawn him as a bubbly character (but that’s entirely because I can’t draw), but his name is “Dead Bunny”. He’s not dead, that’s just his name. But do I play on his name and do something I more than likely wouldn’t be willing to look at? Do I go for something “academic” (which I also probably wouldn’t take seriously)? Do I just go for something all together random? Oi!
And it’s one of those things I kind of have to get right sooner rather than later. One of the teachers (the one I draw the stick figures for) wants me to either submit a proposal for Dead Bunny to a local education publishing house, or just flat out apply to work there. I was looking at their site earlier today, and it turns out that they’re owned by McGraw-Hill. They won’t give Dead Bunny a chance on his own merits…but they might consider him as a portfolio entry if I try to apply there. No pressure. *grin*