Sometimes I come across the fact that a person boasts that he writes a large number of books at the same time. I think it’s not professional and that’s why. Most people can’t do parallel work. This dissipates attention and prevents you from focusing on the main thing. But a person can perfectly process sequential processes. The latest research in this area shows that working on a large number of projects harms productivity and does not benefit the author.
The life of modern man is filled with endless streams of information and things to do. In an effort to learn and manage everything, we are forced (and sometimes choose) to do several things at once. Many people believe that multitasking allows them to complete many more tasks than completing them gradually. However, this is not the case. When you’re working on fewer projects, there’s a better chance that time will be wasted and you’ll actually write something worthwhile that you want to pay attention to. This doesn’t just apply to the work of writers. Psychologist and neuropsychiatrist Theo Compernolle also notes the dangers of multitasking drivers in his book, The Brain Freed. He writes that in 80% of the cases a critical safety situation occurred because the driver was distracted. And the most dangerous moments were due to the fact that the “distraction” required visual attention. Yes, of course if a writer is constantly distracted he is not endangering someone’s life, but he forgets what he was writing before, jumping from one scene to another. Don’t get me wrong, but the time of long-winded writers is a thing of the past, people want to read quality literature.
A little background:
Thinking that is characteristic of so-called “multitaskers” is called a new type of thinking – scattered, defragmented thinking. This type of thinking began to emerge in the last decade precisely because the pace of life is getting faster, technology is developing, and the information background is becoming increasingly dimensionless. But such people simultaneously have changing brain structure in areas responsible for empathy as well as cognitive and emotional control, psychologists say. “This suggests that multitasking may lead to decreased emotional intelligence,” they write. That is, in other words, don’t want to become “weird writers” work with each specific piece of writing and don’t flicker; it will hurt your creative career.
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