This past week has been entirely too eventful.
- A close friend in ICU, recovering too slowly.
- Rewriting the same 10K-word chapter 8 days in a row.
- A robber chased by an angry crowd crashes through the fence 16 feet above my backyard. He’s trapped in my courtyard, so we flee. Which means a whole police crew came to clear my house of a possible invader … just like on TV!
Oh, let’s relax with a peek at my text and phone message feed for the week. Continue reading
This month’s Managing Up article for Steyer Associates—Mistakes Were Made: Yours, Mine, Theirs—focuses on what to do when you make the kind of mistake that keeps fastidious professionals awake at night. I turned in my draft file and congratulated myself for beating the submission deadline.
Then—holy cow—my next task appears:
You’ve got mail! You made a big effing mistake.
You have perhaps endured accounts of my travails over the state of tools for building ebooks. Today I just gave up and hand-coded everything. Continue reading