19Apr

Post-Project Blues

Posted by Elf Sternberg as Uncategorized

I wonder if anyone else has this problem.

This week, I finally wrapped my head around Tumble, the basic parser engine I’ve been working my way up to since about January or so.  It really shouldn’t have taken so long, but I had a lot to learn, a lot of false starts, a change of job, and a generally busy life.

Tumble is one part of a project that I’ve been working on for the past year.  The other parts are named Crest, Dragon, Candy, and French Press– they’re all part of a decoupled CMS written in NodeJS mostly meant for fiction writers.  Candy is a meta-system on top of Tumble for theme management.  French Press is a back-end.  Crest is an intake engine and Content-Editable aware piece for fixing stories after they’re done.  Dragon is a template package for Tumble that spits out the stories in EPUB and LaTeX formats for alternative distribution channels.

I should work on any one of those.  Probably French Press next, as it would help get the back-end toolkit rolling, and it must be working before Crest or any of the other toolkits make sense.  But I don’t wanna.  I’m not even particularly unhappy with Tumble; it’s a good piece of software, all told, and it has alternative output mechanisms that make it suitable to Candy or Dragon, but it’s… I’m just glad it’s done, and it’ll be a few days before I want to get back into that sort of thing.

Do you ever have post-project blues?

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