Writing vs. iPhone Development

So I’m nearly halfway through my novel-in-a-month, Jumpgate Blues. Trying to write 50,000 words in a relatively cohesive story on such a tight deadline has been a lot of fun and also quite educational. One of the things I’ve learned is that planning is very important, just like it is when developing an iPhone app. In fact, I’ve used my notebook again to try to work out the details and to take notes. Another similarity is that both projects end up taking up all my free time!

But one major difference is that this writing project has a one month deadline. That’s pretty demanding but one good thing it does is to focus my time. When you’ve only got a month, you really learn to make decisions quickly. Maybe I’ll give that a shot with my iPhone apps and try to finish an update in a week.

As for the Jumpgate Blues, I just finished Chapter 11 where it looked like someone was going to die! And in Chapter 12, yup, they sure did.

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