So, I just had a thought that contradicts modern sociatal norms:
Is multi-tasking truly a valuable work skill? Or life skill?
Perhaps modern society's fixation on being a 'good multi-tasker' is a bad idea. How many unfinished books do you have in your house? How many 1/2 done projects in your life? After a while multi-tasking just become a life filled with bits and pieces, like so much flotsam and jetsam from trying to ship too much, too fast and too unsafely.
We love to watch the Olympics because the athletes are the BEST at something - often just one solitary thing.
Maybe the idea of 'multi-tasking' should be rethought? Maybe it is a liability for happiness and success?
When I wrote my first novel 3 years ago, I had visions of writing the "All American Novel". Reality presented me with "Just an American Novel". Still, I did rather well -- and that book, "Blood and Venom" generated an opportunity to ghost-write a book for a family. I made more money writing the family biography than my novel!
However - I was hooked!
Three years later, I've finished my ninth book. I am finally figuring out my goals and marketing plan. Gone is the idea of NY Times Best Seller. Now, I just want to supplement my retirement in 20 years. That's it. And I'm happy with that idea. If I have 20 books (a reasonable number for me to write), I will bemakinganice
< I'm checking the status of my recent books. My Top 10 Cures for Sciatica and Back Pain is still in the top 100 since April!. This is really amazing. Tonight: Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #47 in Kindle Store >Sports Medicine.
Most books only have about a 30 day window and then they are buried.
For Top 10 Cures for Sciatica to survive on the best-seller list for 14 weeks is amazing. I am getting very positive email from readers, that this book makes a difference for them. It is a great price on Kindle at $3.29; and the paperback is only $8.95. This is the most inexpensive and complete information you can get on sciatica. The book will make a difference for any back pain sufferer.
A bibliography to keep track of where my books are released. Ranks in various charts for the year. This gives me a future direction for January 2013. (I hope those Mayan's and Crop Circles are wrong! *grin*)