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Nineteen Working Days

mood: sleepy
watched last night: The Forbidden Kingdom
bought today: a small calendar from a ¥100 store

Tomorrow I start the first real day of writing after a long break plus brainstorming. I’m totally anxious to get going. This month has only nineteen working days due to various national holidays, etc. and so on. Knowing that of course makes me even more determined to make the best use of those days. I’m trying to figure out the point where marginal productivity diminishes because I feel like I’ve been working hard for a long time without sufficient return for all my effort. I spend so many months on something, but at the end I don’t have a whole lot to show for. So that’s something I really want to work on this year.

7 comments to “Nineteen Working Days”

  1. May
    · January 4th, 2009 at 5:49 pm · Link

    Yay! I can officially start bugging you about your writing again!

  2. Portia Da Costa
    · January 4th, 2009 at 7:02 pm · Link

    You can dooo eeeet!

    “I feel like I’ve been working hard for a long time without sufficient return for all my effort”

    Feel a bit like that myself. I’ve gotta focus and achieve more!

  3. Jaine B.
    · January 4th, 2009 at 8:43 pm · Link

    Dude. That’s what I need. A thousand won calender from Daiso!

    :) Thanks for reminding me, lady.

  4. Sri
    · January 5th, 2009 at 2:22 am · Link


    Wanted to wish you a very Happy New Year! Sorry it’s a bit late. :lol:

  5. Nadia Lee
    · January 4th, 2009 at 8:12 pm · Link

    May — Ha. I should’ve known.

    Portia — Thanks! It’s something I’m struggling with: how to maximize ROI on my time.

  6. Bethany
    · January 5th, 2009 at 8:52 am · Link

    You definitely have a lot to show for it! You got an agent, and a book pubbed all in the same year. I’d say that’s pretty darn productive.

    BTW – I want a Sonicare sooooooo bad! When I ever have that much spare $$$ hanging around, that’s what I’m getting. Enjoy it for me ;).

  7. Nadia Lee
    · January 5th, 2009 at 9:04 am · Link

    Jaine — Do they have Daiso stores in Korea too? I thought it was a Japanese thing.

    Sri — Thank you so much! You too!

    Bethany — Thanks. You make me blush. BTW — Sonicare is about $100 or less from Amazon. Check out their older models, like e-series or FlexCare (I think that’s the name). The one I got is the latest one I could find here.

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