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Post-Project Blues - Elf M. Sternberg
Post-Project Blues

I wonder if anyone else has this problem.

This week, I finally wrapped my head around Tumble, the basic parser engine I’ve been working my way up to since about January or so.  It really shouldn’t have taken so long, but I had a lot to learn, a lot of false starts, a change of job, and a generally busy life.

Tumble is one part of a project that I’ve been working on for the past year.  The other parts are named Crest, Dragon, Candy, and French Press– they’re all part of a decoupled CMS written in NodeJS mostly meant for fiction writers.  Candy is a meta-system on top of Tumble for theme management.  French Press is a back-end.  Crest is an intake engine and Content-Editable aware piece for fixing stories after they’re done.  Dragon is a template package for Tumble that spits out the stories in EPUB and LaTeX formats for alternative distribution channels.

I should work on any one of those.  Probably French Press next, as it would help get the back-end toolkit rolling, and it must be working before Crest or any of the other toolkits make sense.  But I don’t wanna.  I’m not even particularly unhappy with Tumble; it’s a good piece of software, all told, and it has alternative output mechanisms that make it suitable to Candy or Dragon, but it’s… I’m just glad it’s done, and it’ll be a few days before I want to get back into that sort of thing.

Do you ever have post-project blues?

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valarltd From: valarltd Date: April 20th, 2013 04:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
I always take a day off after I finish a book just to wallow a little. To mourn that I no longer live in that universe and it is done.

And then it's on to the next item
elfs From: elfs Date: April 21st, 2013 05:55 am (UTC) (Link)
Yeah, I was looking over two very old posts, they collided in my head, and I said, "Hey..." And immediately started hacking on the next layer of the Epic.
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