My assignment is usually in Wake County (Raleigh) at the Business Court location there. The week of January 24, I was assigned to a trial in the Guilford County (Greensboro) Business Court. (their regular reporter was out of town on grandbaby detail!)
Little did I think that this case was going to go THREE weeks. Yes, you heard me. As of Friday, we had not finished the case. I've been working hard all day, every day, and have enjoyed it. The Business Court in either locale is a wonderful place to work; it is not in the courthouse, so the hustle and bustle of regular court work isn't there. We have a dedicated courtroom, our own personnel, and it's just a nice place to spend 8 hours a day.
As I said, it is not my usual assignment. I got lucky. And I've brought my A game. Already did a few hundred pages of rough drafts. I'm building my voice engine nicely. And my stamina has not deserted me. Now, if this thing appeals, I'll be busy for a few MORE weeks, but in the end, because I'm doing such a great job during the day, it won't be THAT painful to edit.
When you commit to doing your best, the plum assignments will show up. It's amazing.
Happy Serendipitous Moments!