Friday, April 28, 2006

Time Flies...

It is a common question that is asked. It takes different forms, about discipline, routines, a room of one's own. It takes time to write, and that time has to be carved out of the day somewhere.

I'm not an expert on managing time. Better minds have thought more deeply on the topic. We each have 24 hours a day. How will we manage it?

This quote is from Len Bosack, one of the co-founders of Cisco. I like it more for its fanaticism than practicality. The source link is not the original source of the quotation and you'll have to forgive me as I had a hell of a time just finding it in that pdf file:

Bosack: “Sincerity begins at a little over 100 hours a week. You can probably get to 110 on a sustained basis, but it’s hard – you have to get down to eating once a day, showering every other day, and things of that sort to really get your life organized to work 110 hours a week.”

Interviewer: “And the level that follows sincerity? What do we call that?”

Bosack: “Commitment.”

Friday, April 07, 2006

Title Match...

Not one word of the new novel is even written. It's part of an online class and only background information has been completed. But I had a theme and it was the perfect word for the title. It was just so cool and it would sell the novel on it's own. Had. Was.

I did a search and sure enough, someone had already used 'Lodestone' as the title of their book. Also, 'Lodestone: A novel'. Mine could be 'Lodestone: Another Novel'. Or perhaps 'The Novel Formerly Known as Lodestone'.

An interesting article on titles (a link from the class materials) is here:

I've got some other ideas for a title. I'll hold off until I actually write the darn thing.