It’s probably not a good idea to upload my book to Amazon while I’m in the train. Unless, of course …
- ESD: Beyond the Habit
- Today is a whole lot easier to see as yesterday than as tomorrow.
- Because “Every other day plus weekends is too complicated.”
- If you could practice more, would you?
- You do it even when you don’t want to do.
- You’ll never again say, “Oh well. Another day where I didn’t get it done.”
- This is how you live to be 103 years old.
- Study Every Single Day
- Every Single Day launches on October 17, 2017!
- Yes, you can force the Flow State. Here’s how.
- You know those things you never seem to get done? What if you could get them done?
- Meditation is the single thing that has helped me create Every Single Day for the past 1,698 days in a row.
- How do you know if you’re ready to make “The Leap”?
- This is what happens when you don’t take ESD.
- When you hear about how a person changed her life, it changes your life.
- When you’re a practitioner of Every Single Day, the “how” no longer matters.
- Sneak Peak: Every Single Day Table of Contents
- How has “Every Single Day” changed your life?
- The gift of the technique comes when we transcend it.
- Don’t have time? Here’s how to make time.
- The ESD Avatar — Who is the Every Single Day reader persona?
- The secret about that “big burst of creativity” you’re waiting for.
- It’s probably not a good idea to upload my book to Amazon while I’m in the train. Unless, of course …
- “Every Single Day” is available for pre-order on Amazon
- Mr. Pantser, meet Miss Plotter.
- 100 Reviews in 30 Days
- A prescription without a pill?
- From shame to lame to blame to aim to fame to game
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- The Conundrum of Comfortable
- Every Single Day: Weight Loss
- If you think you need to do more, it might be time to do less.
Until the book is a huge success. Then it was a great idea.
If you do something out of the ordinary or just plain not following the rules, you’re going to have to expect at least a few “I told you so.” comments from people.
There are 91 days until October 17, 2017, and I wanted to get my pre-order “Every Single Day” book up onto Amazon. But according to their calendar, I should do it tomorrow.
I find as hard as I try to do things methodically, I’m still pretty haphazard. I’m taking courses on book marketing, working on plotting (even though I’m a pantser), but I still do things like work on my Kindle Direct Publishing upload while I’m in the train on the way to the airport heading to Thailand for holiday.
Who defines success?
If I toss together a rough draft of the book and manage to upload it onto Amazon while I’m on the train to the airport (now I’m all the way to the airport and the WiFi is spotty) and my book bombs or just is normal, then all of this is moot.
But if it rockets to success or I’m interviewed about the writing process and I mention this day, then it’s a story. Then it’s interesting.
Does it matter if it’s a “numbers” success? Are numbers all that matter? Sales and downloads and reviews and dollars? Are we allowed to call ourselves successes based on our own criteria? I’m pretty thrilled the book is coming together and it’s going to be live in 90 days (or 91). That, to me, is success.
So when I’m being interviewed about my rock-solid, every-single-day, methodical process for putting the book together, do I mention that I uploaded the description just before I had to get off at Schiphol? It’s part of the story, right? It’s part of who I am. Apparently, it’s a part of how I do things no matter how many courses I take or try to change.
As much as I write about change in the book, perhaps there are things that we don’t change. Or rather, maybe there are things that we don’t really want to change–and we’re completely fine with.
I’m going to stick with the plan of uploading the book while I’m on the train or in the airport or maybe tomorrow morning at the stopover in Doha, Qatar.