TIME . . .
Who knew more about how precious time is than Randy Pausch? When he gave his wonderful lecture about time management, he said he thought it would be his last lecture. I watched his lecture this weekend and found it well worth the hour and twenty minutes.
Here are a few gems:
1) Have only one thing on your desk at a time. Have no more than 20 items in your e-mail's “in box.”
2) If you have something due with no deadline, give yourself a deadline and pretend it’s real.
3) “Kill the TV.” The average American watches 28 hours of TV a week.
MONEY . . .
Any writer will tell you that s/he does it for love, not money. But how much money do we writers actually earn?
The National Endowment for the Arts did a study. (This is a pdf file.)
Here are some of the findings:
Median income (2005 dollars) . . . $38,800
Median income for men . . . $47,300
Median income for women . . . $33,300