The Passing of Time

by - August 03, 2010

Sometimes the night seems to drag out for so long. Especially tonight for some reason. I blame a lot of it on the fact that I literally do the same thing, in the same order, at approximately the same time every. single. night.

The morning show is a breeze to put together. Nothing about the show ever changes. I'm recycling what we in the biz like to call "stale" news from the night before, therefore I'm editing more than writing, which for me is easy as pie. I don't ever change up the order in which I do my nightly duties. It's a system that works. Why deviate?

1. Email
2. Stack rundown
3. Edit/Write Scripts
4. Edit Video

Always in that order. The only thing that ever changes is the amount of time it takes to complete each step of the process. And on nights when those times are short, the night itself just seems to have no end in sight.

Remember when I told you about accepting a promotion? Well, that change hasn't come about as quickly as I'd thought it would. Not that I wanted to be thrown into the hectic world of nightly newscasts two days after accepting the offer. But I was looking forward to the sheer energy of those shows, and I have to admit that in comparison my show, what I've come to consider my pet project, just seems stagnant.

Is this what a rut feels like?

Is it even possible to be in a rut when it comes to journalism? Sure, I follow the same process every night, but the information changes with every passing day. That's why it's called news.

So maybe it's the slightest bit of disappointment.

I suppose that could be true, but I don't want to think that way. I love the morning show, but the thought of being promoted to a journalistically prestigious position is lovely.

I don't know what it is, but lately I just feel like the nights are overly long and the days don't have enough minutes.

You May Also Like