I’ve been pondering this blog over the past couple of weeks, and clearly have not written much. The issue is that my time is very limited. I wake up daily as my wife leaves for work, putting me in charge of our small children. Then, at 11:30 I leave for The Wine Bar and work until 10-11:00. When I get home I like to spend some time with Jennifer and relax a bit before bed. This all leaves little time for writing something considerable about a topic that has been rolling around in my feeble chef mind.
One thought was to just discontinue the blog, and mark the experience down as a good try. Nope, that’s a cop-out. So, what I’ve come up with is a bit of a new format, something easier to handle, but hopefully as interesting. It’s kind of extension of the snippets sort of thing, but more substantial. Now what you’ll get is a series of longer bits, but just as random as before. I’m hoping this way I can deliver a few posts a week without having to write something that takes too much time at one sitting. I generally like to finish a topic before the end of the night, so I’ve been up until 1:00 finishing a piece. I type very slowly, and make a bunch of mistakes that need correcting, therefore it takes me a long time to write 500 words or so. As I get better, I’ll get more efficient and be able to lengthen out my writing. Also, I’m going to start using my phone to dictate during the day, then edit when I get home. I’ll see if that works to make me more productive. My goal ultimately is to write about 750 words daily, which is a struggle right now.
If any experienced writers have any input that would help me become more efficient I’d appreciate it. For tonight though, that’s it. Tomorrow night I’ll write about the development and execution of a personal tasting menu for some Global Foundries folks coming in tomorrow evening.