A week of writing: Day 1 – reflection

I am sat in a small fishing loft, looking out over the harbour down at Fowey. Perhaps i should say ‘i am sat in what used to be a small fishing loft’, as now it’s a minimalist, wooden floored, white painted living space in what used to be a small fishing port but is now a thriving tourist hub. Nevertheless, it’s safe to say that i am not at home.

I have given myself a week to write. I have just finished the final draft of my new book on Social Learning, meaning that responsibility now sits with the editors and publisher. This could be a time to relax, but i want to keep momentum. I have learnt so much from the writing process that i find it hard to step back, so i have done the opposite and leapt forward. Instead of trying to fit writing around everything else, i have given myself a week to write solidly. I am aiming for 25,000 words, which may be simple or wildly optimistic. I will let you know in five days time.

I am not without distractions: i have a book about the history of salt, a book about walking on the beach, a book about ‘edgelands’ and one about neuroscience, as well as a guitar, a ukelele and my paints. And a lot of coffee. But primarily, i want to dedicate some time to writing about learning (and learning about writing). Time will tell.

About julianstodd

Author and Founder of Sea Salt Learning. My work explores the Social Age. I’ve written ten books, and over 2,000 articles, and still learning...
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5 Responses to A week of writing: Day 1 – reflection

  1. Dylan says:

    Oh man, you have a book on coffee???! That would interest me 🙂
    -Coffee addict

  2. julianstodd says:

    Ha – well i’ve just had the cover for the social learning book back from the designers and it’s got a takeaway coffee cup on it! In honour of the fact that most of it was written in coffee shops… 🙂

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