“I’m a writer but then nobody’s perfect.”
Deep in first draft land on two longer projects, which means I haven’t gotten up to much this week besides writing. I’m trying to figure out the best way to balance blogging and my long-form stuff. I’ve thought about setting aside one full day to blog every week–just write a week’s worth of posts in one day–but It’s probably better to do a little bit of each every day.
I need a life coach.
What I’m reading
Underground, a novel by my brother Michael Daly
A Q&A with photographer Elizabeth M. Claffey in Strange Fire
The 1,000 Day Rule: basically, when you quit your day job, you can expect to be poor for your first 1,000 days of following your bliss/ building your own business. The message is hopeful for those willing to put in the hours (writing more on this soon.)
400 things Cops Know: Street Smart Lessons from a Veteran Patrolman — Adam Plantinga. A must for anyone interested in writing crime fiction.
What I’m listening to
Mark Manson’s talks on blogging and writing. Well worth signing up for. He has a very non-traditional background for a writer, so his advice isn’t a bunch of shit you’ve heard before.
What I’m Doing
Writing by hand, as always
Sending postcards to my newest subscribers. Click here to subscribe, and I’ll send you a postcard.
Starting to share behind the scenes stuff from ghostwriting my dad’s memoir.