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  • Well, you didn't say if you otherwise have a job, and how many hours per week you work. If you have a 40 hour per week job, I consider highly unlikely that you'll do 4 pages per day (which means 28 per week). That comes out to a chapter per week _non-stop_ for 3 months.

    When writing the Mason book, I was working about 30 hours per week and I did not write nearly that fast. Maybe I wasn't pushing myself very hard but I found that I had to be in a certain frame of mind to produce anything decent. It wasn'
    • I do have a full-time job, but I am single, so that helps. I do have a fairly active social life, though, so that's something which needs to get tossed by the wayside for a while.

      do {
        unless ( $working ) {
          write( $stuph ) && undef $social_life;
      } while ( ! $dead );

      My coauthor and I are still working out deadline details, but I have no idea how this is going to turn out. There are a few other ingredients which have been tossed into the mix, so time will tell.

      I still have a heck of a lot of writing to do, though, no matter how you look at the situation. This is going to be tough. On the other hand, who doesn't want to be underpaid for the privilege of throwing away their social life? :)