Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Finishing “How to Live

I’m doing just one thing, and nothing else.

I’m finishing my unfinished book. It’s the only work that matters to me now.

I’m writing about 16 hours a day. I wake around 5am and write every hour I’m awake, only stopping for 20 minutes a few times a day to eat, and an hour to hit the gym. Then I keep writing until I fall asleep around 11pm, and do it again.

This is my favorite way to live.

Book, not articles

Until now, I’ve shared all of my ideas in articles. One idea at a time.

But I’m trying something different this time. I’m saving them, and putting them all in the book.

About 10 times a day, as I’m writing, I think of an idea that would make a good stand-alone article. But instead of stopping to blog, I keep working on the book. Gotta finish. Gotta finish.


Updated December 5th, 2019, from Oxford, England.