Pause, reflect, and start again

vintage typewriter

I’ve been working on some crazy huge writing projects for the last six months. One, you found out about last week thanks to Brian tweeting about it. Devotional Doctrine is, as far as my editors and I are concerned, done.

Content is locked.

Caveats are caveated.

Endnotes are endnoted.

Marketing plans are planned.

Final review by one person on the team is in progress, then we’re off to design for release in a couple of months (yep, we’re working fast on this).

But that’s not all. Yesterday, I got to see the fruit of a really big project a whole team of us have been working on for the last several months (I’ll tell you more about it soon). This one is a video based on a script I wrote, and it looks and sounds amazing. Better than I could have imagined, in fact. I can’t wait to share it with you all when it’s ready.

But for now, here’s what I get to do: I get to, for one day, breathe a sigh of relief. I get to pause, reflect, and then get ready to start again on the next thing. This is one of the things that keeps me sane as I work on big projects, and as I work with teams working on big projects. I want to make sure I get that time to just stop and catch my breath, even if it’s just one day.

So, today is, more or less, that day. What that means for me is I will just focus on the regular stuff I have to do. And it will be good. Because every time I get to do this—when I get to pause and reflect, it means I’ve hit a goal. I’ve accomplished something on the way to the bigger goals I’m working toward this year. And with each step, I’m getting closer to the big nap I might get to take in October or November before the next race begins.

For now, though, I’m going to enjoy this one, and continue to tease you all a little more with it until it’s time for me to show you all what I’m talking about.

Posted by Aaron Armstrong

Aaron is the author of several books for adults and children, as well as multiple documentaries and Bible studies. His latest book, I'm a Christian—Now What?: A Guide to Your New Life with Christ is available now.