The author & book website is something that I have struggled with for quite some time. It is one of those things that the more I think about it, the more difficult it becomes to work on it. I’m just staring at the giant elephant with no idea where to start eating! Like so many other projects, I suspect that I’m going to have to break it up into little pieces, in list form.
One of my recent audible acquisitions is a book called Getting Things Done by David Allen. The book is about de-cluttering your mind comma and how de-cluttering your mind will speed your ability to accomplish other tasks. As thrilling as all that sounds, it does seem to work.
The more I write things down into lists detailing the various components and subcomponents that I need to accomplish, in order to reach my goals, the more effective I become. It is entirely possible for me to spend an hour or more just writing down the various pieces and parts associated with something like a book launch. The more time spent creating a more detailed list, the more little bits and pieces of details come out of my head.
It’s sort of like running too many programs on your computer. When you take those little pieces out, it seems like your focus, and all the other creative tasks become that much clearer, because there are fewer distracting voices. Those little ‘Oh yeah I forgot to’ things stop popping into your head and interrupting your stream of thought.
It looks like I’m going to need to make quite the list on the website!
By the way, if you haven’t already, when you get a chance please check out the work so far on the new website: https://douglasfranklinbooks.com/homepage. It is under construction and still needs a lot of work, but comments about the layout and content are appreciated.
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