Monday, 14 January 2013

The Projects

I used to be one of those people who would see something and think to myself "It be pretty neat if I could do that". The problem was that I would never go beyond the thinking stage and keep telling myself how interesting it be but I'll do it tomorrow.

Well to be honest, I still do that, but a lot less so. Over the last few years I've been working to fix this and actually get up and do something. Over the Christmas break I finally pushed myself to initiate several projects at the same time and progress and speeds unseen before have occurred.

I don't want to go into to much detail about them until they've reached a point where I'm successful. Mostly because I want to do posts on them if I'm was successful. And if I fail, I can sweep the failure under the metaphorical rug, never to be seen again.

Nothing to see here, move along.

Project Pitch

I'm certain that I'm a good writer. Unfortunately this has only been proven within the bounds of academic sorts of writing. So to see if I can write for other sources this project involves me writing elsewhere. I'm going to test and hone my skills hopefully.

I've wanted to write for these guys for quite some time so I've finally gotten off my butt and thrown some ideas at them, I'm averaging one a week. One proposal has been rejected (but has the option of being rewritten in another way), one has been moved up to consideration (second editorial), and one is currently waiting to be moved into the editorial.

Oh and if I actually get something published, they'll pay me. It's not much but I'm not complaining. If I'm successful I'll link my writing on the site from my blog. Fingers crossed.

Project Derp

Project Derp is what I would consider a 3-phase project. My blog was actually phase 1 and I would consider it to be a resounding success. Work on phase 2 started back last summer but unfortunately, things got busy, I got lazy and distracted, traveled to China, and things were pretty much at a standstill during the school term.

Fortunately, I got motivated again during the Christmas break and things are looking good. The project is moving along, I'm seeing significant signs of improvement and hints that we can move onto phase 3 by the end of the month if things continue like this.

And of course, there's monetary gain if this project is at least moderately successful. Am I motivated too much by money? Maybe. Do you blame the University student with debt in the thousands? I hope not.


Project Vegas

This project doesn't involve making any money but rather, saving money for a rather expensive thing. I was particularly excited when I started this one because I met all the requirements for it to be successful.

Well, all the requirements except one.

For whatever reason, it's extremely easy for Americans to abuse this loophole. Canadians? Not so much. So right now I'm hunting down the Canadian equivalents in hopes of attaining something close to the benefits an American would get.


Rejected/Backburner projects

Project Cold is on indefinite hiatus. I'm going to have to learn and practice various skills before I try this again. It was actually kind of embarrassing for both parties when it became painfully obvious I didn't know what I was doing. I'd also be hesitant to admit success with this one because some people would definitely consider it morally questionable.

Project Pandering is on hiatus as well. I lack hardware that produces results that I'm satisfied with. Plus, I'm going to have to relearn a few computer skills if I want to create anything worth showing.

And if it wasn't obvious by this point, all of these projects are being done online. Because I love my computer, and internet, and I don't like going outside. If I can find a way to live a sedentary lifestyle, I'll be happy.

Wish me luck.


  1. Well further ways to increase your sedentary lifestyle could also be a project. I do wish you luck with these things. Being motivated by money isn't really as bad a thing as people would like you to believe.

    1. Better than not having any motivation at all

  2. Sounds like you're doing really well with your projects! I need to find things that will earn me some money, I'm in desperate need of it! Good luck with all your projects :)

  3. Hhahah I was just thinking how I needed a blog project (aka way of making some extra money). Sigh.

  4. Awesome, hope all the projects pan out, or at least the one that makes the most money, as having debts in the thousands sucks big time.

  5. can't help but giggle while reading this blog. i'm totally on the same boat, but mostly it's because i easily get distracted (squirrel!) i still have a lot of pending projects. making a list comes in handy for me. that way i can work on sections of a project and see a little bit of progress at a time ^___^

    have a nice day!

    "Diaries of an Indistinctive Writer"

  6. So much mystery, hope they are all successes and we can read about them. Congrats on the possible published writing.

  7. Definitely good luck on your projects!

  8. Wow, you've got a lot going on! I'd probably prioritize the monetarily-advantageous projects, since school's going to be starting again soon (and then there's that whole student debt thing...)

  9. Woo! Projects! Best of luck with all of them! I know how hard it can be to complete one!

  10. I wish you luck my blogging friend! My main goal right now is to get more followers- so far project followers is an epic failure- hope you have better luck than I :)

  11. Good luck! And good for you for embarking on these goals.

  12. Confusing here with the lack of information for a few of them, but that's irrelevant. Good luck!

  13. Best of luck with all of these projects although I'm a little confused too, just try your hardest and you will succeed my man.

  14. Beautiful pictures my dear! your blog is so lovely!:)
    we can follow each other if you want :)
    xoxo Gloria

  15. I think these goals are great for 2013. I hope Theresa is feeling better.

  16. You don't like outside and enjoy inside... methinks you could be a vampire, Damien :P

  17. i wish you get the best, and good luck for your project.

    By DARK HEART 2011

  18. heh the best way to do it is to have money and just give zero fucks and giver. also i think spider girl is a blonde... like every other female superhero...

  19. I look forward to hearing more as things unfold. Good luck!!

  20. wow, many projects. This is great! May you find success with all of them.

  21. Good luck with your projects, and definitely keep us posted with the writing! Sure, there's not much money in writing, but even if you just made $5 for a short story it feels great, right?

  22. interesting projects sure you will keep us updated on all the above projects

  23. best of luck, remember us when you're famous

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  25. Good luck with all your projects!

  26. Thank you for an analysis of project types !

  27. I think it's good to set projects, much better than new year resolutions. Good luck!

  28. Good luck with these projects.