OOO! OOO! Psychosomatic Therapy! PT! I'm going to open up a clinic and bring patients in by promising them the power of the mind over the body. They won't have to do any actual work, and I can sell my motivational speaking audio series! “Come down to Derek's House of Happy Thoughts, where thinking you feel better is probably enough!” I'm totally writing that down in my “Derek's Rich Plans To Get Rich” notebook.
Was I saying something? No. I guess I'll do that now.
I sent the Big Word out yesterday concerning the June release. Hopefully those awesome people that signed up for the newsletter on the site have received a Super Special email informing them of this new post. Thank you guys so much for signing up! It's super gratifying to see interest in something that I've worked so hard to produce. I really do love doing this, now that I've persuaded myself that I can, in fact, do it. Stare out the window, daydream, and work at the same time? Windows are, like, my favorite things to stare out of! I've been doing it my entire life! I love that there's a career that exists where that matters on a resume!
I also wanted to say a word about the delay to June. Initially I had a February release in mind, but that was before I'd done the proper marketing research. As it turns out, you can't just write a book, throw it onto Amazon, and expect anybody to care. Evidently that's like taking a small pebble, chucking it into the ocean, and hoping some fish notice it.
(Derek, don't call the people “fish”. They don't like that. They won't want to read your book if you do stuff like that.)
(Oh. Right...good point.)
...I meant, hoping some really smart and good looking fish notice it!
So, I guess you actually have to reach out to people ahead of time, if you want to sell a book. I know! I was shocked too. As a result, I'm trying to take the smart road and get the word out before Publish Day. It's absolute torture to have to wait, but I'm a big boy and I can take it without an unreasonable excess of weeping. I mean, my body only has so much water in it...right? Right!
Thanks again, so much, to everybody who saw the site, or my Facebook author page, and chose to follow me on this frightening thing. It really means a lot. I'm sure other people have told you that something “means a lot” to them, but things mean four times as much to me as they do to other people, so, suffice to say, it's a pretty big deal for you guys. Everybody's a winner, here!
Back to work.