When your doorbell rings…

Hey guys!

Had to share this. It struck me as funny and true, and brought up all kinds of nostalgia.

Hope you enjoy…

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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Some motivation: You have to jump

Hey guys,

I haven’t posted anything motivational in a while, so I thought I’d share this video below from Steve Harvey.

I found this really inspiring, and I like how he kept it down to earth. For instance, in the video he says it’s not just about trying to be a big singer or something like that.

Instead, whether it’s baking pies, cutting grass, or something similarly simple, we have to find our passion. And we have to jump at some point.

I will say as an addendum to what he’s said — and as someone who has jumped and “scraped my knees,” as Steve Harvey terms it — that you could (and should) take many measures to avoid this pain prior to jumping.

For instance, you could (and should) stay at your job until you’ve saved enough money that you have a massive safety cushion. (I’d say a minimum of six months living expenses.)

You should also start your dream part-time while keeping your job, if at all possible. Grow slow, as those who are experienced say. (Most failures happen because we’re impatient and try to speed things up, so we borrow more or take foolish risks.)

Finally, you should also avoid re-inventing the wheel. Study other businesses and examples that have succeeded and failed. What did they do right? What did they do wrong? And obviously, you should do this prior to making your own attempt. (Remember, be patient.)

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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Second book of the Detective Danny Acuff series releases!

Hey, guys!

I just finished Book 2 of the Detective Danny Acuff series!

I’m really pumped about how well sales have kicked off on this series and thank each and every one of you who bought Book 1! (BTW, for those who have already read the first installment, could I twist your arm into writing a one or two-sentence review of Book 1? Having reviews on that first one will encourage more folks to jump into the series.)

For those who missed the earlier announcement last week about Book 1, here’s the book description for it:

Detective Danny Acuff’s marriage is on life support.

And, he’s been forced to take a boring job as a small-town detective in a dumpy, sleepy, little town — it’s his final, desperate attempt to save his marriage.Detective Danny Acuff 72

Danny figures his life can’t get much worse. Danny couldn’t be more wrong.

Turns out this small town in Akin, Tennessee, isn’t so sleepy after all.

(Series Note: Fans of the hit TV series “Justified” should love every moment of this series, as should readers who enjoy James Patterson and Robert B. Parker’s “Spenser series.” This is the first part of an ongoing series. New books will be posted in this serial every few weeks, and each book is more like an episode on TV than a stand-alone book. Each book/episode will take an hour or so to read, and end with a cliffhanger that — hopefully — causes you to want to buy the next one!)

Thanks so much for each of your all’s continued support!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

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New detective serial story kicked off!

Hey guys,

Hope everyone is doing well! I had two quick announcements.

First, as a reminder, Afghan Storm is now available for purchase on Audible.com. I appreciate all the people who responded to last week’s blogpost and pre-ordered it! It’s definitely off to a great start!

Second, I’m super pumped to say I’m kicking off a detective serial! For those who don’t know, a serial is a story that’s published in short installments on a regular basis.

There have been many famous serials in history, including The Green Mile by Stephen King back in 1996.

Detective Danny Acuff 72My detective serial is about a guy named Danny Acuff. Here’s the description:

Detective Danny Acuff’s marriage is on life support. And, he’s been forced to take a boring job as a small-town detective in a dumpy, sleepy, little town.

Danny figures his life can’t get much worse. Danny couldn’t be more wrong.

Turns out this small town in Akin, Tennessee, isn’t so sleepy after all.

As I said, this is the first part of an ongoing series. New books will be posted every few weeks, and each book is more like an episode on TV than a stand-alone book. Each book/episode will take an hour or so to read, and end with a cliffhanger that — hopefully — causes you to want to buy the next one!

Anyway, the story is only .99 cents, so I hope you’ll consider giving it a read.

For those who don’t have a Kindle, you can also read the story on your tablet, smart phone, or computer.

As a I final selling point, I think you’ll really like my character Danny Acuff, and if you only knew where the story was going…. :) Just grab something and hold on is all I’m going to say!

That’s it from here! Thanks, as always, for all your support!!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

P.S. Get a free eBook!!!

Get a free electronic copy of my book, “Soldier On,” when you sign up today for our mailing list. And do not expect to be spammed or drowned with regular emails. The list will ONLY be used to notify you of when we release a new book, as well as for rare, HUGE updates. Get your free copy of “Soldier On” by signing up here!

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‘Afghan Storm’ is now available for pre-order at Audible.com

Hey guys!

I’m super excited to say that Afghan Storm is now available for pre-order at Audible.com.

The amazing Jay Snyder is once again narrating the book, and here’s a sample to the intro:

Seriously, how cool is it hearing our books live?! (I say “our” because so many of you have helped me with ideas, fact checks, promotion, etc. None of this would be happening without you all.)

The audible version actually releases in just a few days on Jan. 5, so if you’re interested in buying and can pre-order it now, it would help me immensely. (Pre-orders stack up and “occur” on the rankings scale only when the book goes live. Thus, if 50 or 100 people buy it on pre-order, then on Jan. 5 the book will soar up the charts since each of those sales only count on that day.) 

Thanks so much, guys!

Keep the faith,

Stan R. Mitchell

P.S. Get a free eBook!!!

Get a free electronic copy of my book, “Soldier On,” when you sign up today for our mailing list. And do not expect to be spammed or drowned with regular emails. The list will ONLY be used to notify you of when we release a new book, as well as for rare, HUGE updates. Get your free copy of “Soldier On” by signing up here!

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