I have decided to do something different. And I want you to be part of it. It’s slowly turning into a story, about life and death.
But, I’m not going to do it while I’m all alone.
I’m currently in Denmark with my family. We’ve rented a house, and we’ll be visiting Legoland and doing all sorts of recreational things. We’re having a wonderful time.
I’m not really working. But, I believe that if you’re having as much fun as I am having, marketing and writing will eventually become part of who you are, and it sort of defines me. So, even though I’m in Denmark, it’s Easter, and we’re having fun, playing outside in the rain, and visiting a zoo (I love animals) and playgrounds, doing geocaching and so much more. I’m writing and thinking about my new business, and I’ve decided to do an experiment.
I’m writing a short book about …
I’ll be in Denmark for seven days. And during the seven days I’ll be writing a book. I will only use the seven days. The book will be short, probably between 40 and 50 pages. And I might sell it on Amazon, or add it to the long list of free kindle books. I haven’t decided what to do with it yet.
The book will be in English, and not like my first novel (it’s still unpublished). So if you enjoy what I write, my guess is that you’ll absolutely love this book. Well, that’s just a guess, because I haven’t written much yet.
I have been doing some adjustments to a post I wrote, called 20 Minutes of Writing. I did some creative writing at five am, and I came up with something I think I can turn into a story.
The story isn’t going to be just another novel. I want to try something different. I am sure that someone has done this before, but this is my first time. I’m going to try to turn suspense, a story about a serial killer, into an important lesson about marketing. The story is really about marketing, but a different way of teaching marketing. I want to try to teach you some of the most important parts of marketing by adding suspense and murder. It will be a story about storytelling.
Why am I telling you this?
I have been thinking about this project for a few days. I have already announced it to some people in comments on various blog posts, and that’s because, to me, it’s a lot more fun to tell people about what I’m doing, before I am actually doing it, because it adds the element of pressure. When I do, people will start to ask questions.
I let people know, because it makes it a lot harder to procrastinate, and not doing my best to finish it in time. I want to make it my best work ever. I want people to read it, and I want feedback. It’s the feedback that makes me a better writer, and I really do want people to give me negative feedback. If I don’t get negative feedback, it will take me much longer to become the writer I want to become.
So, this is my way of telling you that I am officially starting to write a different type of marketing book. I am starting right now, and I’ll do my best to finish it in seven days, and my family won’t even notice that I’m writing it.
I’m almost done with this post. I want to get started on the story, but, I have a question for you.
Are you interested in reading a short novel about a serial killer, that in the end, will teach you a powerful marketing lesson?