If you want something done, find someone busy; I can recall when I use to say that. Some days I am too busy to get it all done. And people keep sending me projects. A couple of weeks ago the proof a book being written by an old friend appeared on my desk. I thought nothing of it, I had read a companion volume she wrote a couple of years ago and I know the new book will be great. On the way home I get an email from my boss saying he put the book on my desk and forgot to ask me to write a blurb / endorsement to go on the back cover - and he needs it tomorrow. Nice - I can do that. It has been a crazy week.
If you ever get a chance, read the first chapter of "The Old Man and The Sea." I think it is the best thing Hemingway wrote. Just read the first chapter - the entire book is one long narrative - one chapter. I am working on what seems like an endless chapter for a text book. I have finished it, shipped it, approved the edits, and this afternoon it came back for more edits and additions. I rarely work on weekends, I will have to do so to get this done. Will it ever end?
Tomorrow, I have a quarterly meeting, that we hold three times a year. Only lawyers can call it a quarterly meeting and hold it three times a year.