Saturday, October 11, 2014
I now have completed six full lessons for Prison Professor. Today I wrote about the Bureau of Prisons staff hierarchy and about the administrative process. This week I wrote more than 20,000 words on the subject. To provide some perspective, to print 20,000 words would require about 100 pages. The amount of content I’m writing may show readers my level of commitment to this effort. I’m convinced that others will find value in this work. By Thanksgiving, I expect that I will have written the first full course of Prison Professor. Of course I’ll never finish the work, as I can write forever on the subject. After serving 9,500 days inside, there I’ll never have a shortage of content to write.
The time may not yet be right for me to judge the market for Prison Professor with any degree of accuracy. That said, I cannot help but believe that a national market exists, both at the retail and wholesale level. I’m taking a strategic, disciplined approach. First I’m writing a considerable amount of content in the form of individual lessons. Then I will write some extensive marketing materials. Then I will work with a graphic artist and a web designer to convert all of my content into a digital program.
The challenge thrills me, though it keeps me from being able to enjoy much time with Carole. Of course Carole is working as many hours as I am, maybe more. We’re both looking forward to next May, when graduates. We’ve promised to spend more time together then.
Days since my release from prison: 425
Miles that I ran today: 12
Miles that I ran so far this week: 45.18
Miles that I’ve run during the month of October: 78.39
Miles that I ran so far in 2014: 1,930.41
Miles that I need to run in order to reach my annual goal of 2,400 miles: 469.59
Miles I’m ahead of schedule to reach my 2,400-mile goal by the end of 2014: 64.53
My weight for today: 168