John Green is very, very busy. Here's how he spends his time.
My assistant sends me an email of top priority stuff.
Get up and get my son dressed and ready for school.
Arrive at my office and try to deal with email.
Get to the Crash Course studio and start working through the script with the team. (We’ll be shooting all day.)
On days we’re not shooting, I write from 9:30 to 1 and then start dealing with phone calls, interviews, etc. We run a merch company via DFTBA Records—so I’m figuring out the launch of new products, hiring new employees, and growing the business.
Back at the office, I work on a new book for an hour or two.
Look over the stuff we made this week that’s going up next week—the mental_floss video, Crash Course, etc.
Go home and take over from the nanny, hang out with my kids.
Put the kids to bed.
My wife and I say we’re going to watch a movie, and then we watch a movie with our laptops open. Nighttime is when I can deal with big strategic questions about the biz or hiring decisions.