I’m in the final stages of wrapping up the manuscript. I’ve read that the last 10% of an effort requires as much work as the first 90%, and that has certainly turned out to be the case. Fortunately, I have a great support team of editors and reviewers providing critical input as I shape the content into something coherent.
Among those is the wonderful Glenda Watson Hyatt, whose remarkable insights can be found on her Do It Myself Blog. She was kind enough to review a chapter of Digital Outcasts that mentions her, so I was exceptionally pleased to find out she wrote a few nice words on her blog. She also provided an interesting account of why technology alone doesn’t account for the nuances of conversation:
It’s not that simple; using a communication device during face-to-face communication, especially in a group situation, adds another layer of complexity. When an individual needs to tap out a response on a device while the conversation continues around her means the time-delayed response appears disjointed, even inappropriate, in the flow of the conversation.
Well said. Glenda’s book is entitled I’ll Do It Myself and it’s available in multiple formats, including Kindle and large print editions.