Peeling the Onion: What is editor’s best option for promoting his future book – pursue Option C- Complete re-draft of manuscript to inspire promotional theme: by way of using Option Solving (OS)?

Your editor did review his recent book promotion options and decided to focus on Option C – Complete the re-draft of his manuscript, since it could help inspire fresh promotional ideas. To that extent, it now behooved him to pursue Peeling the Onion to review any complementary sub-options, so as to better understand his possibilities going forward.

Hence he expanded on his recent option solving question as follows: ““Peeling the Onion: What is editor’s best option for promoting his future book – Option C- Complete re-draft of manuscript to inspire promotional theme; considering 1) viewed as first-time writer, 2) limited budget, 3) is generating strong following, and 4) it’s about a timely, compelling topic?” Again, it’s appropriate for him to focus on just these four considerations to reduce complexity in his eventual decision, when that ultimate moment arrives – despite there being many other possible considerations out there.

He then decided to retain the same appropriate yin and yang “bookends,”as these will help keep his 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.   

So he kept the same two extreme new “bookends” he previously utilized, in order to flush out his most practicable sub-options. These were: “Random market promotionLikely to drift;and “Hire high-powered publishing agent” Budgetary issues. You will note the italicized detractors associated with these least likely options, which shows why they are not a good idea for consider-ation. Even so, these bookends now nudged his intuitive thinking into high gear again to come-up with a range of realistic options – see ourLatest Worked Example.

From there, he created his six most realistic sub-options – AA thru FF – which were then ready for him to consider after emotional distancing beforecoming to any final decision. He can 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 new ones of your own.

While these six sub-options look interesting, he was especially intrigued by – Sub-Option AA: Cultivate patience of pre-publisher advisor/service. Your editor subsequently decided to sleep on it and seek input from others before the following morning and then proceed accordingly. He’s strongly advised to stick with his overall, intuitive choice.

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 is friend’s best option for strengthening relationships with his children?”  Let’s have your COMMENTS or go to . Allow time to connect with the blogger. Also consider buying the book: “Smart Decisions: Goodbye Problems, Hello Options” through


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