I was listening to a podcast recently featuring Derek Sivers, who, frankly, sounds like a pretty cool dude. If you don’t know Derek and you want to listen to the podcast, you should check it out here. Derek’s website is www.sivers.org.
Derek talks about the now movement and placing something on websites that describes what we are doing at the moment. This seems to me to make a heck of a lot of sense. Much better than the About pages, which are static and boring. I’m going to add a now page to my website at some point, but for now, and in the spirit of Derek’s views, here’s what I’m up to:
I’m in the process of writing a new book featuring the main character from Even the Wind, Boston Police Lieutenant Jonas Brant. This new one features the violent stabbing death of a rare coin dealer, money laundering and the question of identity. The idea is to provide a bridge between the main events of the debut novel and the one that comes after. Writing is no easy task. I roughly estimate that Even the Wind took about 600 hours to write and edit. That’s 25 days sitting in a room by myself tapping away at a keyboard. It’s a really good thing I enjoy my own company!!
So what else am I up to? Working hard at being a journalist and dad, reading an awesome police procedural first written in the ‘80s called One Police Plaza by William J. Caunitz (now available on Kindle) and listening to some great podcasts. This week’s serving from Tim Ferriss features Naval Ravikant answering questions. It’s very thought-provoking and worth the time. Check it out here.
That’s it for now.
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