After a day away from hockey for college football...which I'd rather not think or talk about, it's back to hockey planning. For me, that means lists and more lists.
Thanks to my precious friend Aubrey C. Pederson, I've already planned ahead more for this season than usual. Miss Aubrey is the as-of-this-minute unborn daughter of my friend and colleague Stephanie Pederson...and dad Scott, of course.
When we learned of Miss A's birthday, which I must say is rather inconvenient for me, her mom and I began planning our hockey preview section around this blessed event. I'm so lucky that Stephanie is not only talented and creative in the design and layout of my work, but she's very tolerant and even encouraging of my planning ahead. So parts of our big hockey preview section are finished and the whole thing is planned. Yay.
Now it's down to specifics, which involve deciding the subjects of three smaller stories in the section and planning the main story. Shooting the photos is scheduled, but it'll be nice to know who's going to be in the pictures.
The start of training camp is only 8 days away and, amazingly, my work schedule has fully cooperated. CSU is on Fall Break the first two days of camp, freeing me up to camp out at the rink. I've also been encouraged to write as much as I can so I plan on letting Snakes fans know every little tidbit of info I can find out at the Pit.
My list of story ideas has grown quite a bit in the last two days and stories always pop up when and where you least expect them.
This is such an exciting time of year!!