I love writing. I do.
I love crafting words to give structure to thought.
I love painting a beautiful picture out of a seemingly mundane moment.
I love capturing the essence of a season with a phrase.
But writing a book is more than “the love of writing.”
It’s hard work. And finishing the book is only the beginning of the process.
For over a month, every day I’d get up at 5:00 a.m. and write. And write. And write. My goal was 1000 words, every day. Most days, I came up with 1000 words of pure garbage. Throw it in the trash. Control-A, Control-X. And move on.
Because tomorrow was coming. And so were 1000 more words. And I didn’t have time for terrible words.
Most days, some of those words would stick.
Every once in a while, all 1000 would.
Then comes the marketing. The “how in the world do I get this message to the world” thoughts flood your head. And just when you think the heavy lifting is done, you realize that nobody will have a clue that you’ve written a book unless you tell them.
Simultaneously you realize that when you tell them, there’s the real chance you’ll come across as a jerky self-promoting sleaze bag who is only in it for himself. Which has never, ever, ever been my heart.
My friend John Morgan has been a great source of encouragement to me in this process. He’s helped me navigate the sleazy waters of self-marketing in a way that, I believe remains true to me. And maintains some sense of dignity.
So here goes nothing. Book #1 is in the books.
You can check out the full “press” release HERE. Or buy it below.
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