- My Book Deal Ruined My Life in The New York Observer:
And even before the potential post-publication humiliation, thereâ€™s deadline pressure; crippling self-doubt; diets of Entenmannâ€™s pastries and black coffee; self-made cubicles structured with piles of books, papers and unpaid bills; night-owl tendencies; failed relationships; unanswered phone calls; weight gain; poverty; and, of course, exhaustion.
So forget the American dream! Getting a book deal seems more like a nightmare.
Or maybe people should have more reasonable expectations. Still, an amusing article. And what’s wrong with night-owl tendencies?
- Google Maps pedometer – Very cool: Map out a route and it tells you how long it is. It’s 1.86 miles to the bike trail from my apartment, which is just a bit too far. It would only be 1.5 miles on the more-direct route, but there’s no sidewalk and no shoulder. I’m surprised the difference in length is so small, actually.