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Chapter 1: Projects, projects, everywhere!
This year’s going to test my time management skills….
Goooooooooooood morning, afternoon, or evening, wherever you might happen to be!
Sound the trumpets, bang the gongs, ring the bells, because THE SCHOOL YEAR HAS STARTED!!!
Primary school, that is. But to this particular mama, this is huge news. I can finally start to flow again! And it’s a good thing, too, because I’ve got projects and deadlines coming out of my ears, figuratively speaking. I’m pretty sure I’ll have to bust out my Writing Master Plan again soon….
Back to school
Don’t get me wrong: I’m a big believer in what I sometimes call ‘guerrilla writing’—short, impromptu bursts of writing activity whenever I can manage to steal the time. I’ve written about it before for The Professor Is In, and it’s something I’m definitely going to write about again someday for PBP. In the meantime, I highly recommend thispiece by Jenn McClearen on writing in short bursts of time. If you’re a fan of PBP, you should definitely subscribe to PNP, too!
HTWAB is coming soon!
I’m thrilled to report that—as of about 7 minutes ago—my absolute dream guest agreed to join us for the next ‘How to Write a Book Workshop’ on managing multiple projects!!! She’s one of the most productive and exciting writers I know (not to mention an outstanding scholar), and I can’t wait to hear what she has to say. More details coming soon….
A good laugh
I feel certain that those of you who are parents will derive massive enjoyment (and catharsis) from Wendy Molyneux’s McSweeney’s piece ‘Hello Stranger on the Street, Could You Please Tell Me How to Take Care of My Baby?’. It’s a little over a decade old, but 100% evergreen.
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