The Grind is the Point


The slow grind of building software is just that – it can be a really slow grind. There are times when you feel like you’re not making any progress and there are times when you just sit quietly in front of the computer screen and… nothing… happens… for… a… long… time…

And then, you get up, get a drink from the fridge, go work out, grab a meal, take a quick nap, and you realize that nothing is really happening still.

Which is fine, by the way. Sometimes the grind is the point of software development. Sometimes it’s the actual grind that helps you work through, at least mentally and emotionally, what needs to be discovered or solved.

My point is this: Don’t be scared or anxious or afraid of the grind. It’s just work. You’re already doing that and building something that matters to you takes time, takes work. It’s the former (time) that can sometimes be frustrating.

Right now I’m working, as I have been, on the JavaScript part and the Objective-C when I’m taking a break. Adding font sizes to the app, import/export for .txt and .md files, implementing shortcuts, markdown keyboard commands, Evernote is actually done (not yet robustly tested) and I’ve successfully removed Typepad and Movable Type.

The grind. It is what it is and it’s important. Go on and be amazing.


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