Author and Emergency Room Physician Melissa Yuan-Innes is the guest on this episode of The Author Biz.
Are you old enough to remember the plate spinners on the Ed Sullivan Show? Those talented people who put plates on top of poles, got them spinning, and then kept them spinning while doing things like balancing themselves on balls. They’d do this on live television, so if they failed, they failed in front of an enormous audience.
If you don’t remember, I’ve posted a video of a plate spinning act below.
Most of us feel like we spend way too much time figuring out how to keep all the plates in our lives spinning.
It’s easy to get trapped into the urgency of the moment. We’ve got deadlines, family obligations, jobs to do, bills to pay, blog posts to write, social media to keep up with and every so often we have to take some time to recharge. Right?
I’ve wanted to do a show on this topic for months now, and I’ve had today’s Guest, author Melissa Yuan-Innes in mind for the show since I first spoke with her on CrimeFiction.FM. At that time she was promoting the latest book in her Hope Sze Medical Mystery Series. Melissa, who writes fiction under the pseudonym Melissa Yi, is a hybrid author who writes both fiction and non-fiction. She’s also a wife, a mother, a blogger and a physician.
Melissa highlights four principals that have helped her to stay productive in the three essential areas of her life:
Delegate – The importance of having a supportive team around you. In her case, that team begins with her husband.
Downtime – Melissa is a big believer in scheduling downtime [Read more…]