November 25, 2008


Happy Thanksgiving.

I will resume book work next week. During Turkey Day I will be collecting the remainder of my files for transfer to my new workspace. These files include a rather crucial directory of contacts I compiled in Florida--as well as the bulk of my press clips.

November 23, 2008

The 5-Hour Rule

It's now become settled law in my mind that my work sessions on the book should never, never last more than 5 hours (including lunch break) at a time. It's simple and predictable diminishing returns once you exceed the limit. Adding sloppy, unproductive time to the schedule hurts the book more than it helps.

This rule became obvious six months into the project in Florida. I saw it, I ignored it, and kept working.

I hope to never make that mistake again.