Nov. 2, 2020
I almost forgot to write.
If I don't stream too late, I upload a copy of the stream the same night. When I'm tired, I save it for the morning. It's the only thing I do before writing.
Last night was a late one. I stopped at 10:45pm. With Evil Daylight Savings Time doing it's thing, my body-clock was still calibrated to an hour later. I barely remembered to hit the button to stop the stream, much less do the upload.
A pop-up with my email flashed during the stream . Not a huge deal. My email's already out there. But, I'd rather not push it further. So, I decided to edit the video before posting it. That's where the the morning routine went sideways.
The video was super choppy. I freaked out. It had been forever since I'd looked at the videos I'd uploaded. Not only did I have to figure out what was up with this one, they might all have been ruined.
A quick stop by YouTube and everything turned out to be okay there. With that relief, I started searching for a fix to the current video. While doing that, I came up with an idea for a tweet. I went to twitter and saw another tweet I wanted to respond to. Then I needed a new GIF for it... Before I knew it, I was in a combination of bug hunting, yak shaving, and unintentional procrastination. I'd completely forgotten to write.
I got up to grab a drink. That's when I remember I hadn't written. Since my brain was still in "Troubleshooting Choppy Video In Premiere" mode, my initial reaction was, "I'll finish the video, then write later." But, I know better. That's not how things go. If I don't write in the morning, there's a 100 to 1 chance I won't. So, I need to make an adjustment.
Here's a rundown of what I thought my mornings looked like: