previous post next post May 28 2008 Observations on writing time to read 1 min | 74 words It took me two months to write 5 pages, then I started from scratch and wrote the whole chapter (~30 page) in two days. Reading is so much harder than writing. I went over what I wrote so far, and it is painful. Taking time to just write things might be a mistake, as this proves: Tweet Share Share 4 comments Tags: Miscellaneous previous post next post
Sounds a lot like coding :)
I have a solution for you on the inbox problem: select all, mark as read. If anything was really important, they'll email you back. This is similar to my method of determining who's using a particular software system (shut it down and wait by the phone).
Oh boy, that's a lot of spam...
Ayende - just wait til you're indexing. You'll feel your soul ebbing away with every minute :)
I don't think I ever got to the "5 pages over two months" stage, but I certainly had a few false starts along the way.
If you're really lucky, you won't need to do any significant restructuring (e.g. splitting a chapter, moving it etc). Doing that is like trying to refactor an enterprise app without any supporting tools :(