This week we talk about what happens to us mentally when we finish a big project. We also discuss how outlining a novel is like doing a project plan, as well as how that goes sideways once the project is underway. I wrap it all up by talking to Seraphim Dibble and how they stay productive.
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This week we will talk about the difficulties our Wombat Co-Host (artist and author Ursula Vernon) is having with design and fonts, and how that is actually an Agile process. We don’t dig too deep into Agile and Scrum, but we do give a brief summary of what they are and how they are (and aren’t) used. We also check in with the Teenage Test Subject, and then talk to Sandra Tayler about how she stays productive.
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This week, we will talk about the feelings when we have to put a “passion project” on hold, and how to deal with that. We also briefly discuss the reason why the Wombat Co-Host is not here this week before part two of my conversation with Dino Sarma, which has some very real talk about growing up poor, burnout, and privilege. We end it all with two great offers from Dino.
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This is an episode I’ve been REALLY excited about for a while now. This week we have part one of the interview with one of my favorite people : Dino Sarma. Before we get to that, though, we discuss when and why to send gifts during the holidays for business purposes, as well as the need to pay your contractors and freelancers on time, and how that differs from making payments in a corporate environment.
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This week, I am flying solo while the Womat co-host heads out to a speaking engagement. We’ll talk a little about what has kept me from being as productive as I’d like this week, some exciting news, and we’ll wrap up by talking to Emily Guyton-Lange.
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This week, we will discuss how one handles being suddenly unemployed, and what I’m doing to cope with it. We will also check in with the Teen Test Subject, and wrap up by talking to author Malka Older.
Updated 09-28-2018: Added a link to Born to the Blade and Arisia 2019.
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This week, we will be talking about the distractions we’ve had this last week, and how we’ve dealt with them. We also have some gifts from listeners we’ll talk about, and finally we’ll do a check-in interview with Dylan Wilbanks, who was on last year, to see how his methods have changed.
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today I had a major miss at work, and have spent the day recovering for it, so we’ll talk a little bit about owning up to our mistakes and then making it right. We’ll also talk to our Wombat Test Subject about her adventures today with special guest Seanan McGuire, who was kind enough to sit down with me and talk about how she stays productive.
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