Whenever I think things are a little too hectic and that I may need to slow down, I listen to the Eagles and instantly get revved up for more writing and promotion work. These guys are my heroes. We all can learn from their talent and professionalism.
It's not enough to be talented, you also have to be willing to work your butt off to be professional, and being professional means being the best. The Eagles always give 150% to their audience because they realized early on that customer satisfaction is what keeps you on top.
Authoring books is no different. As I work on the Evil in the Mirror sequel, I am constantly reminded that Day Stalker must be better that EITM, and that I must give the customer the very best that I have to offer and then, give them more.
Having said that, I, in no way, compare myself to the Eagles. They are the highest standard of excellence in their profession, but what I can do is emulate their success. I am sure they won't mind. There is room enough for all of us on the pedestal.