Peeling the Onion: What is this writer’s best option to keep his book publication on track – Option B: – Find Experienced Book Advisor-Publishing Executive – by way of using Option Solving (OS)?

Our recent blog enabled us to pinpoint our initial optimum option to this key question. Having decided to find a well-informed publishing executive, your editor could than review new sub-options relative to that executive’s advice. Now that meeting has taken place those sub-options have emerged to pursue. These came through according to the question: “Peeling the Onion – What is this writer’s best option – a breakthrough – to keep his book publication on track;  Option B – Find Experienced Book Advisor-Publishing Executive – considering 1) potential publisher not comfort-able, 2) run into development editor issues, 3) not fully clear on publisher expectations, and 4) need to leverage literary agent relationship?Again, it’s appropriate for him to focus on just these latter four considerations to reduce complexity in his eventual decision for when the ultimate decision moment arrives – despite there being many other possible considerations out there.

He decided the same yin and yang “bookends” were applicable,as these will help keep his intuitive mind focused against other immediate mental distractions. Bookends such as these are vital for preventing our fertile intuitive minds from wandering and losing concentration. We are mostly unaware of how powerfully valuable but foot-loose our intuition can be unless we can keep it properly focused on such occasions.   

Those earlier two bookends proposed were: “Drop book project altogether”Abandon incredible efforts until now – let down interested readers;and “Start another book altogether” Age clock is counting. You will note the italicized detractors associated with these least likely options, which show why they are to be put out of consideration. Even so, these bookends now nudge his intuitive thinking into high gear again, to consider a range of realistic options – see ourLatest Worked Example.

He has now come up with six realistic options – AA thru FF – although again, it seemed that options CC thru’ FF were the same as before. He was then positioned to pursue emotional distancing beforecoming to any outcome decision. He will then review these declared options, perhaps after 2 hours, later in the day, or first thing the following morning, before arriving at an optimal conclusion. You can replace his proposed options with any of your own.

While all these sub-options look highly relevant, he is likely initially particularly intrigued by – Option A: Email Literary Agent to engage Publisher Editor and latest book proposal. He then decided to sleep on it and seek input from others until the following morning and then proceed accordingly. He is strongly encouraged to stick with whatever option the overall, intuitive choice happens to be, so as to capitalize on the “wisdom of the crowd.”

If you have an example of your own, please share it with this blogger, through the COMMENTS area or contact him at .  Thanks Option Solving. (NOTE: Our next posting will be in two week’s time: “What’s my optimum option to leverage powerful Mercury Communication Survey?  Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through


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