Notes from the Field: November 13 2017

Suck it, NaNoWriMo!

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It’s a whole new week… what’s happening?

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#PitMad, and the Things We Do for Our Children

I’ll dive right in and announce that I am back on Twitter after a long hiatus. I have my reasons.

Okay! Well! Miss a little, miss a lot.

I’ll dive right in and announce that I am back on Twitter after a long hiatus.

Whaaaa…?!

I have my reasons.

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Book Update: Seven is a Magic Number

The hurrying up and waiting can officially begin in earnest. I queried 7 literary agents in 2 days, and now wait to hear something promising back.

The hurrying up and waiting can officially begin in earnest. I queried 7 literary agents in 2 days, and now wait to hear something promising back. (The magic words are “send pages.”)

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The Wisdom of Glenn the Temp

What can you do today to get closer to your goal?

Many years ago (1990-1994) I worked for Panasonic. Toward the middle of that run, three area warehouses converged into one super-sized Distribution Center. For the vast majority of my time with the company, there was a 50-50 mix of permanent employees (such as myself) and temps (we didn’t call them contractors, as is fashionable now). The most influential of the bunch was a highly educated guy named Glenn.

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How I #BuJo: The Definitive Guide

TL;DR: It’s masculine and manly, and not a bit of washi tape.

One thing is certain: if it was popular in the last 5 years, and I recently started doing it, whatever it is can be officially shelved as OVER.

Today’s victim: Bullet Journaling (or #BuJo, as they used to say until I did).

If you don’t base all of your life decisions on what’s “in” these days, and you’re wondering if Bullet Journaling actually accomplishes anything besides being Pinterest and Instagram food (read: you want a minimalist, and frankly masculine approach to the medium), then this is the article for you.

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