Book Design: Setting your production schedule…"sounds like magic!"
Just heard back from a client today, they have pushed their launch date to February… the first words of the email were, “Sounds like magic. all except for the ‘things that happen’ part.”
Setting a schedule with dates on a list is a great way to handle your books’ progress. You have the opportunity to ‘see’ the actual way the production will flow.
The one thing most missed is the part about ‘things happen’, like family, friends, other commitments, business and vendors. The one I see most often is vendors. Its hard to know the schedule of the services you hire. This is the why I suggest to add in the time for the ‘things happen’ and then when your schedule takes on a life of it’s own you will be ready for it.
but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you,
and in that, you will be mastering change
rather than allowing it to master you.”