Well, it's open! After approximately 18 months' build up and prep, Naiad Necklaces is ready for business. I had a crazy couple of weeks moving to the finish line that was not helped at all by the fact that my day-job hours tripled during the same time period. I made multiple, multiple mistakes those last 2 weeks--all in the interest of generating fresh material for this column, of course! The most apparent and painful of my mistakes was vastly underestimating how long it would take to write a single listing. While I got marginally faster (?sloppier?) as I went along, I averaged 45 minutes for each of my 21 inaugural listings.
It also became apparent that, even though I have lots and lots of material for this column, I don't have lots and lots of time to write it. I have therefore decided to rename this column "Mistake of the Month Mondays," with a goal of publishing it on the first Monday of every month. Thanks for stopping by. I'll see you in a month!