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Measuring Time, Author-Style (reblog)

This tongue-in-cheek post from Nicholas Rossis put a smile on my dial. You can also read his delightful children’s book “Runaway Smile’ on his blog.

Nicholas C. Rossis

Now, please don’t get me wrong. I love helping out others, especially Indie authors. After all, I wouldn’t be here today had not some lovely people taken the time to help me out.

However, I do suffer from a chronic shortage of time. This is partly because of my reluctance to say no when people ask me for help. In my defence, though, most people are not entirely accurate when they estimate how long it will take to complete a given task.

Therefore, I think we need to be honest about, say, how much time our request for a “quick read” or a “quick review” will take. After all, unless we’re Steven King, we can’t seriously expect people to read our 500-page-long book in a weekend now, can we?

After all, we can no longer afford the luxury described in The Gentleman’s Handbook of Etiquette and Guide to Polite Society (1860), which…

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