I’ve been pontificating. I’ve been procrastinating. I’ve been putting things off.
There are plenty of reasons why. There are always reasons why. Some of them are good, some of them are a bit iffy. It’s time to focus.
The Play book has gone into a hiatus; I did some work on it, and then in the late spring we started some renovations at home that have taken up a fair bit of my time, along with work that takes up a fair bit of my time, and being a dad, and needing some time just doing nothing and, and, and… I’ll leave it to you to pick out the good from the iffy.
I need to reset. I need to, to coin a phrase, sort my shit out. And so that’s what I’m going to do in June. As in the day after tomorrow. For a whole month.
Last week I caught up with John Willshire, truly one of the smartest people that I have the pleasure of knowing. We nattered over a beer, talking about stuff. I talked about some of my stuff, he talked about some of his. He shared some of his thinking, and afterwards shared with me the route by which he got there (or at least his working out loud) – here: http://smithery.co/smithery-3-0/smithery-3-01-intro/ It’s well worth a read.
But as I read it it also made me realise that I need to do something similar to get my shit together again on the Play book. So as of the day after tomorrow I’ll be posting daily, using this as the chance to either get a good plan together or to conclude that I should focus my time on something else altogether (possibly a tactic I’m too good at).
Midway I’m going to be meeting up with a good friend of mine who also happens to be one of the best book editors in the country. She mostly does cookery books, but I’m not letting that worry me. Tracey is very talented.
On the way who knows. It might be good, it might be boring. This is not content marketing, it’s me sorting my shit out. Wish me luck.
2 thoughts on “0. Book reset: It’s time to focus”
Good luck Matt!