Writing Management…

This is, by no means, meant to be a serious post. Just me rambling.

For reasons that shall go completely unmentioned, I was flipping through my copy of the PMBOK (Project Management Body of Knowledge). I was looking at some of the stuff I’ve learned about project management and integrated master schedules over the last ten years or so and a strange thought occurred to me.

If I ever attempted to use Microsoft Project to develop a master schedule to keep my writing on track, I’d simultaneously drive myself crazy and become the world’s worst project manager. The writing project would constantly shift deadlines to the right because…well…life. The types of tasks would make almost no sense. There would be no “start-finish”, no “finish-start”…none of that nonsense. Each task would fall into a constant cycle of write-edit-revise until the whole project was completed…only to start again when a publisher got involved.

It seems odd that two big processes/skills of my education/professional life would be so mutually exclusive of each other.

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