Just a stack of books I have downstairs. You should see my nightstand. That was the series of posts for spring. Thanks for reading and following along. I'm going back into my Writing Den, where I'm going to spend a lot of time in my notebooks, and catch up on the stack of books I… Continue reading What I’m working on now for Spring 2019.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EgcM8II7L4o Cal Ripken's Many Batting Stances You’re probably like what? What does this have anything to do with writing and being a parent? Cal Ripken and Don Mattingly were my favorite baseball players growing up. What I liked about them is they were dependable, reliable, and highly competent in their jobs. That means they were… Continue reading What Would Cal Ripken Do?
This comes from Essentialism by Greg McKeown. I’m paraphrasing: That when you’re multi focusing you’re trying to focus on two things at the same time and humans are terrible at that. We're not even good at multitasking. I'm probably worse than most. Multi-tasking shallow activities is something we can do. Like we can drive a… Continue reading Do Not Multifocus.
Gerard Way in his home office, thinking thoughts about comics and music. The critical part of all of this is, really, to make use of the time you do have. It’s always changing, so you have to be adaptable. For me, I know making the best use of my time to write is to get… Continue reading How I make the best use of my time.
Noah Hawley's old home office desk from his instagram. This is kind of complicating and it involves how I approach the deep work block and layering in the work I need to do. So the first thing I do is use my Scrapbook for loose ideas, my Journal for outlines and important notes and Word… Continue reading Writing.
What my desk typically looks like when I'm in a deep work block. This means that in my Deep Work block these are the only things I can do: After my morning routine, in which I capture, decide, and organize my day I start a Deep Work Block on whatever I’ve identified as the most… Continue reading How I recognize and eliminate distractions.
Standing desk specs in a notebook from last year. After the morning routine, I decide and organize my day. This one is based on a Charles Soule newsletter on how he schedules activities. In the past, I’ve used his methods to create a framework for My Productivity. It’s like this: 1. Schedule the task: Plan… Continue reading Decide and Organize
I'm a morning person. When I'm knee deep in a project (almost always), I usually wake up around 4am and get to work. But there's a few steps that I take first to make sure I'm ready to get after the work at such an early hour. This is what I do, and it's based… Continue reading The Morning Routine
"Oh Shit" For one week only, this blog is now opened and feature new posts daily. Thanks for being here. Hello, I'm David Press, and this is my website. I write fiction, comics, and personal essays. Over the winter I finished the fourth rewrite of my novel, The Human Library, and started a new job… Continue reading Status for Spring 2019.
The Adirondack Mountain Range framing the golf course across from my parents house. Hi, I'm currently not updating this website because I'm writing these things: I'm writing the fourth and final draft of the Emerson Novel, a book about two teenagers who find out that what they write can change reality. I'm also submitting fiction.… Continue reading Now for Winter 2019.