It's been one week since you looked at me, cocked your head to the side and said...you want to do what every day for a month? Well, not necessarily; I did make the announcement a few days ahead of time. But I've been doing a puzzle a day for a week now, and I feel that it's time to reflect on my progress.
On the whole, I'd say things have gone pretty well. I've gotten puzzles posted on time six out of seven days, and the seventh day, as far as I can tell, was some kind of glitch. And I posted two puzzles the day after to make up, so I'm all caught up. I had a backlog of three or four puzzles going in, and now I have about two and a half puzzles. And for six out of the seven days, I'm pretty happy with the quality of the puzzles (today was the exception). So my primary goals have been met. I'm not thrilled about the variety of the puzzles -- I wanted to get at least one non-wordy puzzle each week, and I guess I could count the DIY Criss-Cross, which requires no actual knowledge to solve. And I haven't yet gotten started on the extravaganza -- I've done a lot of preliminary work, and I know how the meta works, but I still haven't come up with an answer phrase to build everything around. Ah, well. I might not get to that.
I am also pleased to see that people are solving and commenting on my puzzles. That makes me feel all warm and tingly, even when the comment is to point out an error in the puzzle. Believe me, any feedback is appreciated.
So...yeah. Week one is a success! Twenty-three days to go...
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