So far today my dilemma is not too profound. Mail out the free books from my Goodreads Giveaway or wait?
I won’t wait. I never wait. The only time on my watch is “now.” That fact right there resolves a lot of life’s dilemmas.
One thing I’ve learned is NOT to buy the books, pay shipping to get them here, then pay to mail them out. Of course, that’s what I’ve done. Why? Well, so I could inscribe each one to the person who won it, that’s why. But why do that? It makes more sense to me NOW to skip that step altogether and just ship each one directly through Createspace to the winners. Do people really CARE if the book they win in a lottery is inscribed to them?
Perhaps people whose watches only say “now” have to learn more lessons the hard way than people whose watches say “give it some time and think it over.” People with watches that say “Now!” Carpe the Diem, true, but people with the other kind of watch get to decide if they actually want fish.