Here’s my August 19 newsletter. To receive my latest articles, favorite religion reads and other updates in your inbox each Saturday, sign-up here.
August feels like it’s flying by, which is awesome (I have a visit home and an excellent professional conference coming up) and horrifying (I have a visit home and an excellent professional conference coming up and several projects to finish before I go.) I’m struggling to make the most of every work day as I stare nervously at the clock.
As deadline anxieties threaten to overwhelm me, I try to break my schedule into helpful chunks. One hour for drafting, 30 minutes for an interview, 10 minutes to eat a bowl of cereal from the work pantry.
I find that my best articles come from many hours of research and a much smaller amount of time spent on writing. When I agonize over every sentence, I end up with a final project that’s formal and awkward, rather than a strong, concise overview of something that matters.
Wish me luck with my speed writing! And happy eclipse weekend!
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TOP RELIGION READS
The Smithsonian gets religion, Tablet
JUST FOR FUN
Here’s a random tweet that made me smile. Through further research, I deduced that this astronaut has given talks on faith and science before, making him the perfect fit for my newsletter.