By Richard Mulvey
When you are asked “What do you do?” what do you tell them?
This is the sort of question that gets asked at parties, business gatherings and when you get stuck in a lift (after the first 20 minutes of shear panic). At more important business gatherings one would often get asked “What are you in?” rather than “What do you do?” on the basis that more senior business people would obviously be at the top of their company so the question really means “Are you in industry, a profession or politics etc.”
The inclination to share our ideas is in most of us. We have a drink in a pub and we want to tell each other what happened today. We sit with our children and we want to share our experiences so that they don’t have to make the same mistakes. We go to work and tell our subordinates how to do the job better based upon our years of experience. They may not want to listen but we are driven to tell them anyway.
It’s your book, so yes, if you want to.
In fact, this is how I wrote my first book.
I started a blog called “50 Lessons learned on the way to business failure.” This was not, unfortunately, the inspiration for the current 50 Shades phenomenon.
By Richard Mulvey
There are as many different answers to this question as there are authors. The most important thing about writing is to be disciplined or you will never finish your book.
Rather than think about how long you want to write for I recommend that you consider how many words you want to write per day.
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