Misconception #1: Employees, mail fairies, or some third-world e-mail processing service read all my e-mails before I see them.
Answer to Misconception #1: I don’t have a staff. I don’t have a webmaster. I don’t have anyone who reads my mail but me, unless I run into a technical issue I can’t figure out on my own. (Dan Allen is my webmaster on HollysWritingClasses.com. Here, though, all you have is me.) I’m it. I do read all my mail, but I don’t answer everything. I can’t.
Misconception #2: My webmaster will leap in and fix any typos or glitches you find on the site.
Answer to Misconception #2: Nope. Again, this is all me. I do my own site tech, layout and design, adding of articles, and bug-hunting…but if you find an error, realize that it is going to end up about 2487 lines down a to-do list that would make an obsessive-compulsive person take a short walk off a tall building. I’m a bit driven…but I can, in fact, live with the fact that there’s a typo in an article. I do it by reminding myself that the only way I can write long books and long writing courses is if I let some of the small things go.
Misconception #3: I have a secret door into a fast-time zone, and that’s why I’m so prolific.
Answer to Misconception #3: I wish.
My secret to getting things done is two-fold.
- I keep a list of things I need to accomplish, and I work through it every day.
- I put the small stuff at the bottom of the list.
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