Devin is right; this project is hard. It isn’t hard like lifting a heavy weight or beating Contra without using the cheat code. It’s hard in the same way it’s hard to stick to a new exercise program or diet. It’s just so damn long.
We started this project on a whim. It was an off-the-cuff almost joke idea that we began to run with. That was July. Six months later we are just about to hit the halfway mark, and we all have a much better idea of what we have gotten ourselves into.
The reality is that 88 Nights is a mixed bag of fun and frustration. There have been times when we were all excited and couldn’t wait for the next night to come; there have also been times when the project seemed to be demanding every spare moment and emotion it could squeeze out of us. Those moments are less fun.
There is no magic way to blend four sets of goals, four opinions about what makes a video good or bad, and four (increasingly busy) schedules. But as long as we keep finding a way to get together and eat that next meal the project keeps moving forward. For now, here’s to another meal eaten. 42 down; only 46 to go.
Tonight’s menu: the number 42 – hamburger.