Years ago I had a job where an annual task was to oversee refinishing the facility’s gym floor, a wood floor two basketball courts long. I’d seen how the work was performed to that point and witnessed epic disasters. When I took over I explained how to solve the problems, for 95% of the problems were tied to two issues. The first was the finish application and process. I advocated switching to a water based finish and applying it with an applicator, a safer, faster, and more consistent method.
The second issue?
The time spent on the project was backwards. Too much time was devoted to applying the finish. Preparation was key and required more time. That year we focused more on cleaning, sanding, and tacking and the result was a finished product with fewer problems than anyone involved thought possible.
This year I approached NaNo and my writing process in a similar fashion…
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