Technology, Culture, & Emotional Intelligence

Find Your Grind

What I learned in the process is that the most important part of any great undertaking is getting started.

Find Your Grind
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Saturday was a milestone day.

In the afternoon I sent the first manuscript of my book off to my editor. After more than two years in the making, it was suddenly complete. The actual writing process started back in February, meaning that I was actively writing it for about nine months. The reality of writing a book was much different than I expected. It wasn’t a series of long grueling days and weeks writing 500 words at a time. It came in waves. Case in point, I outlined the entire book in one week back in early April. I also just wrote more than a third of the manuscript in the last 14 days. (And the part I am least proud of) I went about 45 days in the middle where I wrote nothing at all.

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Jamie Larson