Three short (true) scenarios:
•Once my trainer at the gym finds out what I do for a living, he confides that he has a great idea for a book.
•Two weeks ago, I meet with an old friend who runs a world-class writer's conference. Back in the day, she got six-figure advances for books she still receives royalties for today. It wasn't long after we sit down for lunch that she admits she has two new books she wants to write.
•And me, yes. I've published two of my own books and co-authored a slew of others. But new books are bubbling up inside me, right now, even as we speak.
I could give you dozens more examples, but I think by now you see that your desire to write a book (whether it's your first one, or your 85th book, like copywriter and author Bob Bly)... this desire is normal, and universal.
The good news is, today it's easier than ever to write a book, and for umpteen reasons you already know, it's as good an idea to do so, or even a better idea, than it's ever been before.
So what's the catch? Why isn't everyone writing a book, all the time?
We all know the conventional reasons: writer's block, the fear that no one would want to read it, not knowing how, the belief that you're not _____ enough (fill in the blank) to write a book... and the list goes on and on and on.
I'd like to propose a different reason (which probably includes all the above ones):
You don't have your head right.
This has to do with attitude, and viewpoint.
If you want to write a book, and you're not doing it, it could be that you're looking at the whole thing the wrong way. You might have some feelings and beliefs that are not only working against you... they simply might not be true.
Rick Frishman, Bret Ridgway and Bryan Hane have just released something to help you get your head right. It is, of course, a book. And it's called "Mistakes Authors Make." In this encouraging, inspiring new book, you’ll find tons of valuable nitty-gritty details it took me years to learn myself.
But more important, I think, is the ingenious way what’s between the covers can open the doors for you, mentally. To getting started. To getting finished. And to getting your new book published and available for others to read. If all this sounds good to you, I'd suggest you get a copy.
The authors are offering three really nice bonuses if you buy the book today (Friday, April 10, 2015) on Amazon, and then you email them a copy of your receipt. Here's a link with all the info:
- No, I wasn't compensated to write this review. I did get an advance copy of the manuscript to take a look at, however.
- Two of the authors, Rick Frishman and Bret Ridgway, are friends of mine. But I separated myself mentally from that friendship to write you what I consider an honest review. And if I didn't think their book would be worth your time and money, I would have politely declined to recommend it to anybody.
- I don't make any money if you buy the book. However, if you end up publishing your own book, I might enjoy an emotional reward. Especially if I find out that, even in a small way, I had something to do with it.
OK, so here's the link again to their Special Launch Offer: