Revisiting: “How to Be More Productive”

Why didn’t this story take off?

My writing assistant. Image by author, Susan Foster

This was one of the earliest stories I submitted this year to Medium. A version of it was originally posted on my blog on April 20, 2016. I imported it here in January and polished it up quite a bit.

It was declined by Better Humans, Better Advice, and Curious, (I was ambitious back in those early days on Medium!)…



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Susan Foster

Susan Foster


Susan lives in Montana with her husband and a clever Jenga-playing dog. The author of a regrettably neglected blog, she hopes to publish her debut novel soon.