I’m thinking about my to do list for today, for the weekend, and I thought I’d explain to you my “prioritization” technique. It’s a little silly, but effective. I separate out my list into “gottas”, “wannas” and “oughtas”.
- Gotta: Stuff I HAVE to do or something will go terribly wrong. (Obtain food, pay bills, launder clothing for work)
- Wanna: Stuff I WANT to do (usually involves writing, the woods, or both)
- Oughta: Stuff I neither want to do, nor have to do, but feel like I ought to have on a to do list somewhere. (These will often become “gottas” in a few weeks) This section is purely to appease my sense of “shouldiness”. I generally ignore it.
Now that you know my categories, here’s a first crack at this week’s list:
- plan meals, get groceries
- wash clothes
- get pet food
- Honeymoon itinerary and questions, research bike rentals
- Go out into the woods
- finish reading/editing Salvaged
- pre-write blog posts for next week so there aren’t any unplanned scribblings like this horrible one
- Figure out pagebreaks on Maaneshin issue one and see how many more pages I should write, how much of the story is missing
- Email the outline of Uncounted to Carlo for sketches
- Revisit Crashed because I’d really like to get it on the blog
- Read the comics I bought last weekend
- Finding Water check in.
- Clean up the yard sale aftermath in the front room
- Honeymoon wardrobe – what is on the shopping list?
Looking at this list, I think I need a shirt that says “I’d rather be writing”