A Left-Brained Day at My Day Job

The problem with my day job is that I spend intense hours working with the left side of my brain. The best thing about my job is that I’m good at it, and make good use of that left side. The downside is that it sometimes takes hours to cool down enough to wake my right brain from its slumber. Sounds like an excuse, even to me. I think it would be good for me to sit down when I’m off work, do some deep breathing, and then meditate until I calm down.

I did spend about two hours learning how epubs are formatted. I downloaded Apple Author, a draggy-droppy ebook creator that looks good, but it only creates ibooks. I expected that. Thinking I would want to covert ibooks to generic epub books or Kindle ebooks, I downloaded Calibre. It converts between most epub formats, including ibooks. I’m always wary of Apple and their annoying proprietary formats.

After looking at Calibre, I spent some time with inDesign learning how to add text and images to my 32-page file. Tomorrow I’ll fill in more pages with text and images. One day at a time, one hour at a time, one inch at a time.

Here’s another doodle.

Drawn with Pilot Frixion gel pen

Drawn with Pilot Frixion gel pen