Success is sweet and sweeter if long delayed and gotten through many struggles and defeats.
–Amos Bronson Alcott
I’ve come to some conclusions while I finish production on The Lincolns and get all pieces together to ship to the shop to produce The Bacons. And most of them revolve around being delayed. I don’t care for there to be long delays between promise and arrival. I have understanding customers, of whom I am indebted, and not a single one in the face of these delays has come back to me, and asked for their order annulled.
But I do find that I cannot continue with the production of a future prototype when I have orders for previous shirts that are unfilled. It is unacceptable.
So, I pause again, to finish these tasks at hand, like a fine meal, before I move on to the chocolate mousse dessert.