So, like the bumbling secret agent Maxwell Smart, I've decided it's time to lower the "cone of silence." For the next 2.5 weeks, I will be virtually inaccessible. No sound (via email or phone) can penetrate this wall, enabling me to have total concentration.
(Note: Clients have a secret code whereby they can reach me despite the cone's impermeability.)
But everyone else needs to wait! Please be patient. I will return. I've been telling my friends that for the past few weeks. Now they know I'm serious.
I don't know if you believe in fate, but 2 hours ago my email system crashed and I lost everything. Now I can't be in contact with you even if I wanted to. I'm totally cut off from the rest of the world. Even my Mac account isn't working.
What am I doing during this quiet time? First let me tell you about this dream I had last night. I'll skip the details, but the essence of it was this:
When I woke up, I was scared, thinking that it might be a precursor to a health emergency.
Then it hit me! The reason I'm pulling the "cone of silence" down over me is because I'm writing a book proposal. It's due in early January and I need to get a ton of things done: salesy overview, competitive analysis, outline, couple chapters, marketing plan and more.
It's time for me to write again! You see, I have a book - or rather a pen - lodged inside of me that's screaming to get out!
So bear with me for the next few weeks. Hopefully I'll be able to recover some of my email folder. If not, I may have lost your address forever.
When the "cone of silence" is lifted in early January, I'll return to the world of normalcy - although I'm not sure just how normal I actually am.
In the meantime, have a wonderful holiday season.