My first book, IT Hand Book, was published by Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry in 2006. The book dealt with the use of open source software in business. A lot of praise (ok, not much but quite enough for me) motivated me to write my next book. In that book I wanted to share my learning and experiences.
I even announced that new book. “I am writing another book and it will be in your hands within few months.”, I told every one. Every one was impressed (and that was what I wanted. :))
Those few months stretched to four years and I could not write a single page of my next book. At first I thought it would be easier but for some reason or another it proved too difficult and demanding on time.
I have managed to write on my blog regularly and I am trying to get better every day by investing time into my writing. Now there is some hope that I shall be able to finish this overdue book by consolidating my posts.
Seth Godin writes in his blog post “You should write an ebook“:
It’s technically easy and when it works, your idea will spread far and wide. Even better, the act of writing your idea in a cogent, organized way will make the idea better. You can write an ebook about your travel destination, your consulting philosophy or an amazing job you’d like to fill.
Enough to motivate me even more.
So believe me. I am writing a new book.