I wrote a book! Holy crap, you guys, I wrote a book! I’m just as stunned as you are. Probably more giddy though. Or maybe you’re not stunned because I’ve been yammering on about it for a while now. Regardless, I’m officially crossing off Life Bucket List Item #6. Yeah, baby! Give me a second to bask in the moment. Basking is one of my favorite activities and I’m quite good at it.
Crossing this item off has been a long time in the making. My first attempt could only generously be described as a terrible mystery novel. My cousin read the unfinished product and guessed the killer by the third page. Out of seventy. 10-year-old-Thriftygal never finished it. Lazy kid.
Anyway, I called the book I did finish writing (I love saying that) Operation Enough! How to Retire Remarkably Early. It’s less than 50,000 words and a very quick read. I’m jumping out of my skin a little bit with excitement. I’ve already sold five copies! And I was only three of those five!
I need to tell you that my book is basically this blog. But! It’s also so much better than this blog. I’ve edited and edited some more. Especially the older pieces of garbage I wrote. I ditched the much-maligned clip art. I’ve compiled it all into a smooth narrative with new content and suggestions for action plans and mini operations.
So, clearly, you don’t have to buy this book. Don’t believe anyone who says otherwise. I’m not sure who that would be. If you’re in debt, maybe don’t spend money on this book. If you don’t want to buy the book because you already know everything, that’s cool. No hard feelings. If you despise me, don’t buy this book. That’ll teach me!
I’m a really terrible salesperson.
It doesn’t matter. It was so fun creating this thing. I’ve already declared success. Didn’t you hear the swashbuckling noise I made when I crossed off the bucket list item? This was easily one of the best days of my life.
Right. So I’m a bit embarrassed to admit this, but I do actually want you to read it. And I want you to like it. Maybe you’ll even love it. And then you’ll tell other people who will also decide to read it, love it, recommend it and the whole cycle will start anew. That’s really why people pick up books. Word of mouth.
And then everyone will do their own Operation Enough! and we’ll all be retired and happy and not worried about money together. It will be incredible.
To help persuade you, I made a list of reasons why you might want to buy this book. I’m not going to share with you my list of things I dislike about my book. Even I’m not that terrible of a salesperson.
Why you should maybe consider possibly buying my book.
- I know the blog is a bit of an ugly scattershot mess. The book is more focused and detailed. It has flow.
- You could read it on the subway. I love reading on the subway. Or the bus.
- There is only so much you can say in a blog post. The ideas I babble about are more fleshed out in the book.
- This could be your way to “thank” me if anything I’ve written has helped you. I don’t know why thank is in quotation marks.
- If you’re newer to the blog and haven’t read the older articles, but enjoy my writing style, you may like this book. It’s more money-focused than the mutterings that’s been on my site lately, with the same delightful narrative voice.
- Even if you have read all the articles on the blog, you probably don’t remember them all. I didn’t even remember them all when I first started the project and read through my older stuff.
- You can read about specific operations that I’ve done throughout the years and get ideas for ones to do yourself.
- I replaced Thriftygal with Anita. Anita is my real name. I get a kick out of reading that. You might not.
- You could buy it as a present for someone. Maybe a niece or a neighbor. Or a nanny.
- If you’re worried about the trees, you can buy it in e-book format!
- It’s also available in paperback if you don’t care about the stupid trees.
Ack! I wrote a book! I’m a published author. Granted, I was the one who published it. I’m not embarrassed.
Oh! You can buy the current love of my life here from Amazon as an ebook or a paperback.
It is also available on Nook, Kobo, iTunes, Overdrive and pretty much anywhere else you can buy electronic books.
I can’t wait to hear what you think! Unless you hate it. Then I can probably wait.