Today I end the clinical trial which afforded me a lot of time in front of the computer. I didn’t finish what I set out to do with Kern Type, but I’m not frustrated about it. I have a clear idea about what I need to do in order for it to be successful commercially and as a product. Where before I thought “I need to do more of the same to make money out of the game”, now I think “I need to change this and this so that these aspects of typeface design are better understood”.

I also discovered that—despite all my available time—I can only put one or two hours of real work into the product. It’s like my yoga practice. Or my gym practice. Or my writing practice. All I need is to incorporate 90 minutes of programming into my day, as I do with my hobbies, instead of trying to work marathons day in and day out. I also need to be consistent about it.