- It deals with issues I've been studying and thinking about for a year and a half as part of my Time Management Tuesday Project.
- Metrics and using social media mindfully certainly relate to ideas I've been writing about here.
- Renewal relates to the Unit System
- Even what are new concepts/terms for me, such as creative vs. reactive work, can be applied to what I do as a writer.
- I liked the short essay format. I've read a number of nonfiction books this last half year on subjects connected in some way to managing time or writing. Many of them were bloated with narrative sections that went on far too long or didn't seem to illustrate the point being made. The essay format used in Manage Your Day-to-Day eliminates that. The writers stick to one specific idea in each essay and don't meander. Yes, some essays were better than others, either because the material was of greater interest to me or I felt the writing was better. But that's the beauty of a book of essays. You can pick and choose, not read everything, and still get complete reading experiences because essays are complete narratives.
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Time Management Tuesday: Summer Reading Finale
I've spent about six weeks discussing Manage Your Day-to-Day, a book of essays on working with creativity edited by Joceyln K. Glei. I got a lot out of this book for two reasons.