Over the course of eight years I’ve written eleven manuscripts. Of those eleven, I brought five of them to what I at the time considered submission-ready. To be fair, one of them I only just finished a couple weeks ago and thus isn’t ready for editing, so if I remove that from my statistics, that brings me to an even 50% immediate-trunk rate. Or polish rate, if you’re half-glass full.
So now you may be wondering what happened to those five manuscripts I immediately trunked and/or thinking they were a waste of time, but I assure you they were not.
An unedited manuscript that never sees the light of day is never a waste of time. You’d be surprised what you learn in the process.
ᔥ The Wall Street Journal:
Apple suggested that he speak with its employees who actually have something to do with antitrust, such as its general counsel or chief compliance officer, whereupon Mr. Bromwich had a tantrum. He made blanket requests for proprietary documents well beyond his mandate and bypassed Apple’s in-house counsel by sending letters directly to board members and executives ordering them to meet with him without their lawyers present, accusing the company of “a surprising and disappointing lack of cooperation.”
Then, shortly before Thanksgiving and out of the blue, Judge Cote proposed to amend her injunction to grant Mr. Bromwich even greater powers than he already claimed and also to make monthly briefings to her on what he finds—without Apple present. She denied any previous ex parte contact, but Apple’s lawyers say Mr. Bromwich told them that he doesn’t need to wait for the January deadline because Judge Cote privately instructed him during the interview process for the position to get off to a “fast start.”
ᔥ The Huffington Post:
The long-coveted “dislike” button may never make its way Facebook. But a Facebook engineer said Thursday that the social network has informally experimented with an alternative to “like”: specifically, the “sympathize” button.
Words are hard, apparently.
My new post is up on Tech.pinions and it discusses how Apple has shifted our needs and expectations for the future of computing.
I tend to get carried away with cleaning out my email inbox and reading blog posts from the blogs I follow and lose track of time while doing these things (sound familiar?) and so, by recognizing this, I have developed a plan that I can follow each day I choose to go online.
Since I perform this simple action five or six (and sometimes seven!) days a week, I now get a lot of writing done and am more productive. I also created a weekly plan for managing my time.
I don’t struggle finding time to write - I struggle in making time to write. I just added a daily item to my calendar every morning called “Writing,” so that should hopefully help.