From the desk of Badmin
Subj: Occasionally I get up from my desk just so the girlfriend doesn’t confuse me with the furniture.
I woke up today to an email from Victor. “Don’t worry about Skype.”
He was referring to our morning Skype state of the union session. The words were few but the message was clear – I’m in deep and don’t want to lose focus.
No skin off my nose. I have a laundry list of things that need to get done. It’s currently nearing 12AM here in the concrete jungle of Bangkok and I’ve been glued to my chair most of the day with no end in sight.
My girlfriend made breakfast for me this morning before she out headed to visit her mother. At 2:55PM a text message arrived. “Did you eat yet?” Honestly, the thought hadn’t even crossed my mind. Just a typical day working for B&D.
Meanwhile, 8,000 miles away I know Victor is battling through his own jungle, hacking and slashing away at his own words to create a clear path for B&D readers to traverse.
Another email arrives. “Just put in a solid 8 hours. The book just keeps getting better. Cannot use my thumb anymore.”
It’s deep into the AM in Los Angeles. He should be sleeping. I chuckle to myself as I remember him telling me that he’d sleep when he’s dead.
It’s been a long week and the battle isn’t over. In our Skype session the other day I lamented that this sounded like a week of hell and Victor replied by quoting Milton. I think I’ll end this post with those words.
“Long is the way, and hard, that out of hell leads up to light.” – John Milton