Just a couple of links to pique your interest.
- What is urgent in your life and what is important to your life are often very different things.
- Eliminate half-work at all costs.
- Do the most important thing first.
- Reduce the scope, but stick to the schedule.
Mary Beth Keane on how she decides what to write about,
How to choose one’s subject is so incredibly personal. A writing professor of mine at the University of Virginia once gave my workshop the best advice.
He said to wait to start writing until we felt like pots boiling over.
I really try to live by that advice.
It seems to me that when an idea is true and right, it sort of takes seed and grows. Some ideas SEEM great, but leave me cold when I think too much about them.
It’s the ones that make my heart beat faster that are the ones to pursue, I’ve learned. You have to pick something that you’re going to want to stick with for years.