Time stolen from: Time gained from working from home instead of commuting
I work from home on Tuesdays and Wednesdays which saves about 70 to 75 minutes a day in commute time, even when I subtract the time it takes to drop off my daughter at school in the morning. At the end of my workday I set the blue timer and try to work on one or two 15-minute writing assignments and this seems to work well. This is the first post-Labor Day week of school and it seems like all sorts of activities start up now: Cub Scouts, Girl Scouts, Board Meetings, planning meetings, writing classes, etc. If I don't put in that time right after my work shift, many nights it won't get done.
I am amazed at how drafting this proposal clarifies my thinking about the book and helps me slide the sections into a logical order. I'm almost ready to rewrite my example chapters and start constructing the proposed table-of-contents.
- Research figures for potential target audiences (not even sure where to begin here)
- Finish reading Write Faster, Write Better
- Begin revision of Chapter 1 as a sample chapter
- Ask Nita about circulation numbers for WriteNOW newsletter
- Ask Debi about hits or unique views on Flash Writing column on flashquake