If I could compare my upcoming week to a character in Greek mythology, it would without a doubt be Oedipus. If you don’t get why, watch this clip.
While this past week I juggled two articles a day for our upcoming football magazine, I was able to justify scaling back a bit on daily coverage because there wasn’t a whole lot going on. The second week in August in southeastern Oklahoma is kinda like the day after the MLB All-Star game.
But the fall high school sports season gets underway this week, and that includes McAlester’s volleyball opener Thursday and probably its softball opener Tuesday. I still have four interviews left for the football magazine, and I’ll need to write two articles a day all this week to finish by Saturday. I’ll also probably need to type-set at least one college preview written by somebody else, plus at some point write cuts for all 22 articles I’ll write.
And somewhere in there I need to also come up with at least one more story for Sunday, plus not completely neglect the Wednesday through Friday papers.
I wouldn’t yet say I’m running on fumes. Instead, I’d say my empty gas light just came on, and I’m on the highway. I probably have enough in the tank to get a rest stop, but that paranoia that I might not make it is starting to make noise in the back of my brain.
Hopefully next week’s post won’t be unintelligible gibberish. Here’s what I wrote this week.