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Thursday, April 21, 2011

No More Pain in the Ass

Had an epiphany during Kreative Kindergarten last night. With this writing/publishing thing -- I will not do, myself, any task that is a pain in the ass. I'll outsource anything I don't enjoy. I already have a job. Why take on another if it's stressful? Why would I do it if it isn't fun? So if something like designing a promotional video for Blooroom starts out being a nice learning experience but turns into a headache, I'll hire a professional to do it. The only thing I'll do despite its being a pain in the ass is writing, itself. I'll make the product, itself. That's my only real second job.

So if you or someone you know is an editor, typesetter, graphic artist, videographer, social network whiz kid, or marketing guru, email me or comment. Let me know so I can add another name to the talent pool I'll use to publish and publicize my books.

1 comment:

  1. I think you're on the right track. If I'm ever in doubt about whether it's worth it to me to do something myself, I just apply my hourly rate of pay to the calculation. If it's substantially cheaper to pay someone else, I'll pay them.

    Specialization of function is one of the blessings of civilization, and there's no need to try to do everything by oneself. That's what the rest of us are here for, and what money is here for -- to convert our time into services that others can perform more expertly.

    Sit back and let the specialists pamper you...