A Well Rounded Reader.
I have a reading compulsion. I must read everything - even if it's just the cereal box that I've read a hundred times before. This makes me a somewhat impolite seat-mate on the bus. If you're sitting next to me, my roving eyes will probably pick up quite a bit of what you're reading.
A couple of folks on my bus have been reading Outliers: The Story of Success. In one chapter, it talks about the 10,000 hour theory - the idea that those who excel at any one thing have invested thousands of hours doing that thing. The book points out the Beatles as having played clubs nightly before they broke onto the scene, for example.
This reminds me that JoCo spent a whole year writing, recording, and releasing one new song on his website / podcast each week. That's fifty-two times, folks. I imagine that Coulton may well have been thinking about next week's song even as he was posting the current one. Is it any wonder that he is now a successful musician? I propose that practice drives not perfection, (rarely achievable in reality), but success.
I suppose I shall have to pick up a copy of Outliers at the library and read all about this intriguing concept myself. When I am at the library, I shall also have to pick up a copy of Stephenie Meyer's Twilight. This will allow me to judge the novel on it's own merits, rather it's hype. And also the Zombie Survival Guide - which is apparently written by Mel Brooks's son!