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How To Finish Your First Draft and Keep Your Sanity

Keep realistic expectations and don’t go nuts

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So, you are working on the first draft of your book, and you haven’t bathed in a week or changed your clothes. You can do this because you work from home.

Maybe that is good news to your fellow employees, but bad news for those who live with you.




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Geri Spieler

Geri Spieler

Master researcher, journalist, former Gartner analyst, non-fiction author, chicken wrangler, and Silicon Valley denizen. Reach me at

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