I Am Writing A Book

Finally some good news I have been dying to share.  Yes, it’s true and you should be excited, I will be putting out a book very soon and I hope you help me help you by purchasing it.

Amazon-Kindle1I was approached recently by a company wanting to help me publish a book.   I felt very honored as I glanced through their previously published authors consisting of greatly respected people, such as prominent investors Fred Wilson, Brad Feld, tech blogger Semil Shah, entrepreneur Jeff Atwood and others.   Pretty cool I will be now sitting along side these guys.

A collection of my writings found on this blog is being put into book format by a cool new company and will not be your traditional novel meant to be read from start to finish.  It is bits and pieces of truth about technology, entrepreneurship, founder stories, leadership and life in general meant to educate and encourage others.   It will be in ebook form, and you will be able to download it in the common e-reader formats.

If you are a longtime visitor to this blog you surely will remember reading the original posts as you browse the book.  I hope you choose to purchase it and re-read them again, as sometimes we only really connect with lessons on the second go around.

If you are a newer visitor, we’ll this is perfect for you to get caught up on almost 2 years of thoughts and musings (that hopefully) have been useful to others around the world.

Keep your eye out for the release.  This should be the start of an exciting future of publishing great content in book format.

This Is Great Advice For Any Blogger or Writer Today

As most of you know, only recently have I taken to writing.  In fact, it was in mid-May I started this blog as well as had the opportunity to freely post on a world-wide publication like Business Insider.  So when I read something like this statement below from A.J. Kessler, I really identify with it.

In a medium like writing, creating great work means not only producing a lot of work, but doing even more editing.  Honing ideas, stories, scenes, and phrases until they are as good as they can reasonably be.  Even though most of your output may suck, with enough refinement, you can eventually produce something fantastic.

Although writing seems to come to me naturally, it is quite challenging to do it well.  There are times I look back at past posts and think “what was I thinking?”  But, it’s an iterative process and with more writing comes better writing.

If your goal is to produce outstanding work, in any field, recognize that most of what you produce is going to suck.  To get from “suck” to “awesome” takes a huge amount of effort and skill.

That being said, I encourage anyone out there to start writing.  You will be surprised at what will come your way.  It has been the single greatest and most impactful decision I have ever made in my life – hands down.