Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

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

I’m home in Wellington, New Zealand. The weather is about like this.

On April 23rd, I had a great idea for a new book I’d want to write. But it was just an idea.

On September 13th, I realized that, in a way, I’d been writing that book for hours a day, but only to myself in my private diaries.

So on September 14th, at 4:15am, I bounced out of bed and started writing my new book for six hours before breakfast, and at every chance since. (This morning I got up at 3:30am to write for a few hours before my kid woke.)

I’m on a mission now.

I think it’s going to be great.

I think it’s going to be a hit. I usually don’t think that about the things I do. For example I knew projects like Wood Egg or MusicThoughts were just a personal little hobby. This feels different. Very exciting.

But I don’t feel like talking about it, really. I just want to keep writing.

So instead, I’m just letting you know that’s what I’m up to. And why almost everything else in life just became a much lower priority.

(Get on my private email list if you want to hear about it first.)

This update was September 17th, 2017.