I’ve heard my own voice in the chorus of “one of the best things about being your own boss is controlling your schedule.” Indeed, it is. By running my own business, I’ve had the opportunity to schedule trips to see my family and still meet deadlines. Or spend a Tuesday afternoon browsing a bookstore. But there’s a flip side.
This weekend, while most everyone I know enjoys three days off, I’ll be racing to the finish line on a big project due next week. Even the most meticulously created project schedules can hits snags and this one did. But what’s great is that I have the flexibility to work now and eye the calendar for a three-day weekend at a later date.
With that, I leave you with these reading suggestions.
- Copyblogger Are Vampire Words Sucking the Life Out of Your Writing? (Is it just me, or are vampires everywhere lately?)
- Jezebel “But… I’m Too Shy To Network!” (Solid, real world tips from a self-described introvert who “converted herself” to an extrovert.)
- Liza Monroy Getting Back to It (A good reflection of the get-back-to-work mode plus a tiny preview of her profile on Jonathan Lethem, which will be in the November issue of Poets & Writers magazine.)
- Men with Pens The Past and The Future of Digital Storytelling (Writers Taylor and Harry made this a must-read for me with this sentence: “Storytelling, in short, is well worth saving and upgrading.”)
- Nathan Bransford – Literary Agent Writer Appreciation Week (If you are a writer, aspire to be a writer or know a writer, there’s something for you in this series of posts.)
- Paige Bowers Love, American Style (A fun follow-up to last week’s Ugly American Tourism: A Self Portrait)
- The Mama Mary Show Welcome Home (A long, touching story from one of my favorite tell it straight bloggers. If you’re not up for a leisurely read, scroll down to where she starts with “In 1990 I entered college…”)
Did you read anything that particularly stuck with you this week? Share, please! The floor is yours.