Last Friday night, my husband and I mapped out our family's weekend, hour by hour, to maximize quality family time, quality work time, and, you know, make sure we bought milk. Due to this planning, I had time on Saturday to spend a glorious two hours making a rough sketch of my book project.
Fast forward to Tuesday and I'm making no progress wading through the weeds of my Classic Lamott first draft.
A friend suggested I try out this technique. Basically, write your big picture as a handful of tweets.
Three minutes and four tweety sentences later, I had the heart of my project described in a few hundred characters.
What had been a meandering monologue is now a streamlined argument.
Definitely a strategy I'm adding to my toolbox!
Reading This Week
The biggest fear of all: "What other people think of what I write is more important than what I think of what I write." But there's the counter-balance: "Even if no one likes what I have written, I can’t stop being interested in it."