The stuff no one tells you

The stuff no one tells you.

It all sounds so good – i mean, the stuff they tell you – which sounds like streets of gold, and glorious shouting from the rooftops with the Queen’s royal trumpets wafting a siren’s song.

Try publishing a book and you’ll get pitched a long list of amazingly helpful products to help you promote your book. Things like creating a wonderful video book trailer.

Thing is, how are you going to get anyone to watch it besides your family and friends, even if it’s an amazing video?


You desperately want to believe your book is special and that it will bring you the financial freedom and reputation you couldn’t catch in your corporate gig.

If only.

So you get sucked in with all the hype and dreamy possibilities.




On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.


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By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five interconnected sites.