April Really is the Cruelist Month

Submitted by C B Wright on

The thing I hate most about short-deadline, high-importance projects is the way I feel after it's done.

I mean, there's not much I like about short-deadline, high-importance projects in general. If it's “high-importance” and “short-deadline” together, the circumstances that led up to it are usually not good, and the work is usually unpleasant. When the work happens to be security documentation—and in the 20 years that I've been technical writing, security documentation takes the prize as “my least favorite kind of documentation in the world”—the situation is even worse, because in my experience nobody really wants to do security documentation, and they resent you for making them do it, even if you're in the same boat they are.