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This is that time of year when I reflect on how completely my achievements have failed to match my ambitions.

And spend all day every day working on something special in a mad rush to complete it in a short amount of time, realize I can't, and switch to something slighter that I might have managed had I started that in the first place but can't manage at this point, and so on, until what I'm left with basically amounts to shovelware.

It's definitely a predicament. If I don't set deadlines for myself, I take forever and likely don't end up finishing at all. If I do set deadlines and completely dedicate to sticking to them, I run myself into lousy health and still don't finish in time and the result when it is finished isn't even all that great.

My only choices are to either call the whole thing off (lol) or not worry about the October 12th date that's likely only significant to me anyway. Or, I guess, put out a pile of mush on October 12th.

The certainty is, I absolutely have to complete something that's both good and, to a certain extent, profitable, in a decent amount of time. I can't keep doing this for another year. Which is a point I've reached many times before, but I've run out of extra lives.

I'm too indecisive.

The October 12th date is only significant to me, right? Nobody minds if nothing of interest comes from me on the exact eleventh anniversary of that silly one-page comic I wrote when I was 11?
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LittleKriss Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I have been waiting for enthalpy for the past 2 years. Make it happen!
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NAveryW Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2012
I'm trying!
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SergeantLuke Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I don't know how exactly you do things currently, but you might simply need to manage your time better. Make daily goals for yourself, and try and meet them- preferably a small, but still handy workload a day. And don't change projects all the time, as you seem to be doing- keep at one thing, no matter how much it numbs your mind.
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Personinator Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, I second this. I believe this'd be efficient, in my opinion.
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1me0 Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012
I wouldn't mind a product being released later than deadline as long as it's good. C:
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codeblackhayate Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012
You could try using a gantt chart for time management. That way it's easier to visualize how long it will take for steps to get done, and update as things change. I think this is a free one you could try: [link] Just make sure you budget some healthy breaks in there too!

For the anniversary, why not do a radio play or a comic dub of the original? Then you have kinda a throwback to the first, with new content. You can save the bigger project for later!
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Gondile Featured By Owner Sep 29, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You are just setting unrealistic deadlines. Based on how you normally do things, maybe you just need to set even longer ones? 12th anniversary?
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