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Here’s me, trying to get started.

I can’t figure out what to do first, and each idea I have sends me spiraling off in a different direction. Even writing this felt like it belonged in DayOne, but I still don’t have the Mac app (cause it’s still $40) and even though I just got a gift card from work that would let me afford it, I don’t want to spend the money. I just wanted to write down what I was doing and how it wasn’t working so far.

This app needs more space between paragraphs. I’m listening to a Miles Davis playlist and trying to figure out my needs for a book stand that could preferably be made with materials I have in the house. Like cardboard. If I have cardboard. I wanted it to flex outward so it would hold a book open while I took notes on it.

I opened Paper before realizing it wasn’t going to be as straightforward as Apple’s Notes for the sketching I’m about to do, then opened Notes to discover that I had a bunch of poorly organized folders I didn’t use anymore.

Now, I’m finally getting into design mode, but not before creating a gridwork template. You know, in case I need it.

Okay, so that’s out of the way. There are a couple of problems with the design as it stands, but until I build a prototype, I won’t know exactly what they are. I’ll probably start with a little one, for the Field Notes, and see where it goes from there.

In the meantime, I should write up my thoughts on Tin House while they’re fresh. I really liked that mag.

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ianlhayes

When I’m not writing novels and short stories (mostly in my journal), I’m climbing rocks, pursuing truth, and trying to make the most out of my mortality.

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