There’s slow time and fast time.
Fast time gives you quick results. That’s when you focus your efforts to achieve a deadline. Those deadlines are artificial and beneficial. Itch.io jams and IF community competitions. Collimated creativity.
There is also slow time, and I seem to be in it right now. That’s when all the brutal lessons of fast time are internalised and consolidated.
I’m finding it hard to measure slow time. I have six unfinished projects right now and I have deliberately not
touched any of them for weeks. Can that be progress? In slow time, I think yes that can be progress.
It feels like there will be an answer soon, as surely as a click-to-buy results in a knock-on-the-door.
But how do we talk about slow time? What vocabulary is there to describe this cookery?