Obsessing Over Desserts…
I have just a smidge of an obsessive personality. I’m sure none of you know anything about that. So I’ll tell you. It’s a real pain in the ass sometimes. When you get started on something, it takes hold of your thoughts and doesn’t let go until it’s squeezed all the energy out of you.
And lately, I’ve been obsessed with desserts.
That’s right – desserts. OK I’m usually obsessed with thinking about desserts, but this time around I was obsessed with writing about desserts.
It started a few weeks ago, when I wrote this blog post and offered “Generationally Appropriate Dessert Toppings” as a possible topic for an eBook giveaway. Lo and behold, someone requested it! So while I was in California, I started the book. I just finished it today.
And by finished, I mean finished writing, researching, designing, creating and uploading my very first eBook product. I just had to get it done before I started writing anything else.
Someone recently asked me how I came up with a book like this. All I had at first was a title – I had no idea what I would actually write about! I do that a lot – I’ll think of a title first and then write the story or article. How the heck would I write about Generationally Appropriate Dessert Toppings… what does that even mean? Hmmm. I had to think on that one a while.
And now you can find out what I came up with! The book is a 21 page PDF – mercifully short! – full of my interpretation and analysis of desserts in the 20th and 21st Century. And it’s ready for you to read. There are four ways you can get yourself a copy:
1. As promised, it’s available FREE to anyone who has signed up for my newsletter. All you have to do, is reply to the newsletter announcement, letting me know you’d like one, and it’s yours.
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3. I recently took part in an online challenge – to create a product, put it up for sale and see if one person will give you $1. So to that end, the book is also up for sale here, for $1.99. It was fun to learn how to do the online commerce part.
4. If you don’t want to sign up for the newsletter, and you don’t want to pay $1.99 for a copy of this fabulous piece of literature – say you’re totally broke and have 4,679 emails in your inbox that you haven’t read yet and so you don’t want my bi-weekly correspondence adding to your clutter, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and give me one REALLY GOOD REASON why I should give you a copy. Come on – I’m sure you can think of one! I can think of lots of reasons why you should have one.
I’m glad this project is done. It was fun, and I’m sure the next one will take less time (you’d better believe I already have an idea for the second one, more on that later). And now I can move on to other things. Like copywriting. And blogging. And blogging about copywriting.