A few random things… I am writing an article on time-management tips that accountants use during busy season. If you have coped with that January-March (or April) deluge as an accountant I would love to hear from you. How did you make life doable? What stays, what goes?
I am also writing an article on short-but-motivating reads. If you have a favorite short business or self-help type book (other than my books!) you would recommend, I would appreciate insights. As always you can comment here or email me lvanderkam at yahoo dot com.
My article on time-management tips from large families ran at Fast Company this last week.
I wore the black lace dress from the fluffy post about dresses to a party this weekend.
I interviewed Charles Duhigg on Friday about his forthcoming book, Smarter Faster Better. I enjoyed the book, and it was a good interview too, though it was a bit poignant to have him say at one point how nice it was to be interviewed by someone who had read the book. Even Pulitzer Prize winners deal with that, I guess.
I spoke with the third graders last Monday (resulting in my post on Revision for 3rd Graders and Others). On Friday my 8-year-old came home with a lovely pack of thank you notes from the kids about how they were going to use my writing tips. This seriously made my week.