I've finally finished making Make Her Chase You into a paperback. I've been selling it as an ebook for the past year and a half or so and refining it and adding to it. After one last edit I finally felt like it was good enough to be put into a permanent format.
I also had a lot of fun laying out the book. I get really into design things like this, so I surrounded myself with books in my RV and figured out how a book is laid out. There's a ton to consider, from gutters and margins to font sizes and chapter pages.
For example... what is the very first page of a book? Take a guess! I would have gotten it wrong.
I got a last minute email from one of the guys in the Austin Society, a local pick up group, saying that a speaker had canceled and they were looking for someone to fill in. Awesome. I love public speaking and have actually been meaning to do more of it (in fact, I'm thinking about giving talks in every city I hit when I start my RV trip).
There are pick up groups pretty much everywhere now. They're great because they can provide a good support and accountability system, but they there's a certain rut that they can push members into. Often times you'll see members totally overwhelmed with ideas, tactics, and styles, that actually get in the way of real progress.
So I decided to take it back to the basics and talk about the fundamental things a student of pickup should focus on. The topics I covered are focus, storytelling, being yourself, and your comfort zone.