I know, I know I’ve said this before, I’m writing a book and you’re sick of hearing about it. I told my husband last month that I was writing a new book and he asked me what happened to the first one, basically it was too hard so I gave up. This one I’m inspired about, it puts my gyspy soul on fire and I’m writing it for ME. Anyway enough about the book, I really just want to tell you about this exciting opportunity that I received from a publisher! A real live publisher. Now I know the opportunity wasn’t specific to me because I just clicked on a google ad BUT in my defence that has worked out for me in the past (sort of) so I took it as a sign that the universe was trying to send me a message!
OK so I clicked on the ad that promised a free guidebook on how to publish your own book (Did I mention it was free?!) and entered my deets. I got a call a couple of days later from Balboa press, a division of Hayhouse publishing who publish spiritual, positive books. Right up my fucking alley. SO I’m talking to this lady, she’s loving my book, we’re vibing, she’s totally going to sign me up for a book deal, I can see millions of dollars in my bank account BUT then she asks what professional experience I have (uh oh) and how long I’ve been writing for (shit) and then her pitch changes. She gets more EXCITED! She loves that I haven’t been discoverd, that I’m ‘raw talent’ because does she have the deal for ME! For 30 days she can give me FREE access to the author centre which is made for newbies like me. I can get all sorts of advice from all kinds of important books people. Just cancel before the 30 days and you won’t need to pay $13.95 per month.
So obviously I knew this was a sales call (I’m not an idiot) so I start to distance myself from her…
ME: ‘I’m having a baby so I’m too busy.’ (how am I ever going to write a book)
LADY: ‘Well better do the 30 days free now before he arrives.’ (ooh she’s good)
ME: ‘I really want to think about this.’ (I’m panicking)
LADY: ‘Well don’t think too long because this offer is only for a limited time.’ (it isn’t)
ME: ‘Thank you, how do I get in contact with you?’ (She’s losing me)
LADY: ‘I will send you an email with all our details.’ (So long sucker)
Moral of the story? Stop clicking on google ads!
xx That Gypsy Mum xx