Thanks, Bob, for noticing that I hadn’t checked in yesterday. I’m up to 9000 words now and 23 pages.
Bob: your comment about cubicles made me wonder whether people have tried to pack people in hexagonal cubicles. A google search turned up a paper (http://bit.ly/aE4Kpw) with the following quote:
bq. (The Silicon Valley company Nokia used hexagonal cubicles from Herman Miller, Inc. to fit eleven workstations and a couch area in a circular space where only six to eight rectangular workstations could have fit.)
Yesterday, I engaged in a bit of yak shaving while writing. I’ve been writing my book in Markdown and Komodo Edit (combined with the HTML Toolkit extension to provide a live rendition of Markdown into HTML. Works really well until my book got too large and overwhelmed the buffer size. I decided to download Aquamacs to try out Emacs +
the markdown mode. As you probably know, Emacs can be very useful but also a terrible distraction for a writer! At any rate, I’m happy to have Emacs setup to help me with the writing, especially with reorganizing what I’ve written. The Emacs markdown mode has an outline minor mode, making it easier to expand and collapse parts of my document and move sections around.
I may or may not write much today. I’ve decided it’s important for me to give myself a day of rest and let myself do whatever tickles my fancy today. But tomorrow morning, I’ll be back at my book for sure.