My first book is almost ready!
Pardon the exclamation point, but I'm excited. Sometime in the next few weeks I am going to walk in to my local Borders bookstore and see a book on the shelf with my name on it. I'll try not to make a scene.
After what seems like an eternity of proofreading, today is the day that my book is being sent off to be printed. The book is essentially a collection of essays from here on my weblog, each one edited and prefaced with an introduction.
This is my first book. I'm sure every first-time author says this, but I feel the need: I can't believe how much work this was. Bear in mind that this book consists mostly of content which I had already written. Even still, it required a stunning amount of effort. It boggles the mind to think about writing a book where I would actually have to write the book. My respect for real authors has increased throughout this process.
Anyway, the book is available for pre-ordering on Amazon now.
In fact, it has been possible to pre-order it for several months.
In fact, you could have pre-ordered this book on Amazon before I had decided on the table of contents, before I had submitted a single first draft, before I had a signed contract with the publisher. The world of book publishing is just a little weird.