For your nest, refreshed.
With Robin’s Rules of Order, I knew what I was going to write before I started writing. The ending was there from the beginning. I did have to fiddle with the details a bit, but only a bit. Writings on Robin’s Rules has been a whole different beast, but still a companionable one. Rather than declare a book in the works, I declared (only to myself) that when inspiration struck, I’d write an essay exploring a rule or principle. And I was pretty darned inspired. Some of the essays tumbled onto the page as fast I could type; others needed more cajoling.
I only wrote when there was something that caught my attention, but as the year went on, I found that more things, not fewer, were attention-getters. Things I’d previously ignored became impossible to ignore. I’d become a keener observer of people (myself included) and things. When you really look, there’s a lot to see. And the connections to my principles and practices, were at times, eye-popping.
Biting off chewable and digestible pieces, Writings has been pretty delicious. I hope you’ll enjoy it too. Read from start to finish, or pick and choose. The order isn’t important. All that really matters is that you find a few satisfying morsels that make you think, then do.