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Multitasking is Hard

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The professor who taught the Intro to Psychology class I took in college said that multitaskers don’t exist. By that he meant no one can do two things at once and do them well. Our brains just aren’t wired that way.

Recently, I’ve been trying to do way too much at once. I’m not exactly doing two things at the exact same time, which is what you typically what you picture when you think of “multitasking,” but I think that working on a lot of projects at the same time is also a form of multitasking. At the moment, I’m working on writing for the SixTAY Days of Writing challenge here on TAY, which in addition to writing random articles like this one for, I’m also working on some ongoing series. This includes my Spacemon series, which I’ve been working on for almost 4 years now, TAY Storytime with DS, a collaborative storytelling effort where I write a story based on read input, and working through my gaming backlog and writing about it, which requires writing in addition to actually playing video games, a big time sink to say the least. On top of that, I’ve been wanting to make more episodes of TAY Talk, the TAY podcast I started a couple years ago now, for months now and just haven’t had the time. And that’s just the stuff I’m working on for TAY!


So yeah, I’m trying to do so many things and I’m making little progress on most of them. I’m way behind on posts for SixTAY Days of Writing, I’ve burnt through my built up reserves of Spacemon posts, I’ve been putting off actually writing a chapter for Storytime, I haven’t recorded a TAY Talk episode in over a year, I’ve flat out stopped working on some other projects, and the past month or so is the first time I’ve been gaming on the regular. Basically, by trying to do too much, I’m doing too little. I want to do all these things, I really do, but finding the time for it all is hard.

I’m not really going anywhere with this post, I just wanted to talk about this for a moment. Sometimes you just need to spew some word vomit onto the page and call it a day. Part of this writing challenge is not thinking too hard about what you’re writing, so here you go. I hope you enjoyed reading ... whatever this is.

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