Monday, March 30, 2009

A New Blog in Town

My good friend, Paul Aubin, has started a new blog - in which he promises to relate the process and experiences of writing a book. Having collaborated with him on a book a couple of years ago myself, I can tell you that it's nothing like what you might think. It's complex, time consuming, and ... fun...

4 Comments:

Blogger Melanie (Stone) Perry said...

Hmm, I must have done something wrong when working with Ellen Finkelstein on her AutoCAD Bibles... because 'fun' sure didn't enter my vocabulary. ;)

Writing a book is sort of like giving birth... only more painful and not quite as rewarding. ;) (of course, I'm sure that won't stop me from doing it again)

8:33 PM  
Blogger Matt Dillon said...

Oh, I don't know. It was a lot of work, and I don't plan on doing it again - at least not while I have a day job and a family, but it WAS fun - at least to me. And I got a real sense of accomplishment at the end.

3:25 PM  
Blogger Bill said...

I haven't written a book but I always thought it would be like doing a project: a defined scope with a budget and a schedule. Oh, and along with that, owner changes, technical problems, not enough time, and not enough staff.

Am I even close?

10:33 AM  
Blogger Matt Dillon said...

Something like that - along with scope creep and missed deadlines :-).

Although the book I worked on with Paul went fairly smoothly, from a writing standpoint, anyway.

3:45 PM  

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