Operation Achieve Anything: Day One-Hundred-Sixty, Dateline 6-9-2018

If it weren’t for the last minute, nothing would get done.
— Anonymous

Good morning crickets. Welcome to day number one-hundred-sixty of Operation Achieve Anything. It’s six o’clock in the AM on a Saturday and here I sit, blown away by the fact that I’ve seemed to cross over to become an early morning person where this is the new time that I enjoy to work. I wish I could have pulled this off back in my nine to five days when it actually mattered what time I started my day as opposed to now when my schedule is completely flexible.

I think I used to prefer late nights back when I was writing long format fiction because I was able to play in my fictional worlds until I passed out only to play more in my dreams. Now that I mainly deal with non-fiction writing through this blog with daily deadlines I don’t need to be in as whimsical of a headspace in order to work since I don’t have to create entire worlds. Not just that, but having these daily deadlines inspire me to get things done as early as possible to guarantee that I make my day.

This actually plays into both of the assignments that I’m here to report on today. Once again, the theme is procrastination, with yesterday being the fourth lesson in a row about how procrastination is bad. As I keep saying throughout this themed section of the book, I’ve never had a real problem with procrastination when it comes to things that need to be done but I do tend to put things off that are optional and any efforts would go unnoticed either way.

Yesterday’s assignment was simply not to procrastinate, so, since I made my day I’d say that I successfully completed the task at hand. Today’s assignment actually addresses the point that I was making the other day where, when it comes to fictional work, I prefer the rush of last-minute urgency that comes with a looming deadline. The book says this is okay as long as you are always on time and are actually putting out high-quality work and aren’t just slapping things together in the last nick of time.

For the actual task, I’m supposed to simply explore what I think of this concept and why it does or doesn’t work for me. As you can see, I already answered the main portion of the question up above but I’ll delve more into why when I check in with tomorrow’s update. Until then, it’s time for me to wrap this thing up so I can get to enjoying my weekend. With that, I’ll sign off as usual by saying, good day and good luck to you and all of your projects.

Talk to you soon.


The Wicker Breaker

P.S. Below are links to my novel, which I plan to promote as part of Operation Achieve Anything, as well as a link to where you can buy the book that is providing the structure to this project in case you would like to purchase it in order to play along.

Matt Bunker

I started out with a goal of becoming a paid screenwriter. I had no interest in any other aspect of filmmaking. I received and scholarship to The Vancouver Film School's Writing for Film and Television program where I graduated in 2005. I fell in love with being on set during my first non-school produced short, . I loved being around all the creative people, seeing people having fun while working. The whole liking your job was a new world to me, so I decided to give it a shot. I volunteered for any project I could, doing what ever was needed. The set was my Film School this time. While working as a PA on a feature I was informed that the DP wanted the three tallest PAs to help out in the grip and electric department. That is when I found the department that felt like the best fit for me while I continued to write.