When I announced this book I was so excited to announce it as 101 Alternatives to a Real Job.
As the project evolved I realized I couldn’t do 101 for this book. It would have made it way too big. I needed to modify it.
My pride got in the way and I chewed on the change for a few weeks until I finally realized I could change it to 51 Alternatives. No one would really know or care, and the value would not necessarily change.
Changing it from 101 Alternatives to 51 meant I could spend more time and offer more information in the Alternatives I wrote about. I could have more interviews and input from others, and have that be more common, rather than have those types of quotes in just a few Alternatives.
I came to the conclusion that the quotes and input from others would really be the meat of the book. As a reader I think I would be more interested in what other people said, rather than what the author said.
So I looked for quotes from people who are actually doing it. Not only did that make this book a much bigger project, it added a lot more content.
There you go. That’s my rationalization for paring it down to 51 Alternatives. Who knows, maybe there will be a 51 More Alternatives book out later.