Things have been pretty rough at the dayjob this week. And it’s not even Q4 yet.

The good news is I work with fantastic people on an adept, agile team, and everybody’s dedicated to getting the job done right. I’ve learned to take Scotty’s advice, and pad my projections so that, if I do actually get everything working on the first go, I make us look like miracle workers. I also may not have all of the answers, but I’m dedicated to finding them, and what I lack in deep knowledge of the programming craft I try to make up for in tenacity. I’m pretty stubborn under most circumstances, and when it comes to this stuff I refuse to give up.

The bad news is little time is left after all that dogged determination for things like writing, or games, or sleep. Part of me wonders if I might be working too hard. I remind myself that it will be worth it in the long run, that the dayjob is supporting my family and allowing me future freedom to do those more enjoyable things, and not every week will be like this week.

At least, I hope not. Q4 is a scary prospect at this point. But one day at a time, right?