Meanwhile, I got into IIM Lucknow and with some extra effort, completed the first draft of the book before I joined. Although I knew that life at a B-School was going to be tough, completing the second draft would hardly take time...
It took another two months to complete the second draft. It's finally live on SitePoint and the hard copies should be available on Amazon shortly.
What did I learn from the book? Here are my thoughts.
Don't treat it as a long article
When I write an article on SitePoint, I try to solve a particular problem. People searching for that problem search it on Google and land on the article. If they don't like it, they check the other link.
A book, on the other hand, contains a ton of details about a topic. And what's more? People PAY for the book. You have an obligation to justify the money your reader spent on the book.
Books can't be updated...
Writing a book requires patience
You will overestimate your capabilities
I am bad at goodbyesAfter writing 150 pages, here's how I abruptly end it.
With this, we come to the end of the book. Although the book is ending, it’s just the start of your journey. Get out there and do some amazing things with version control! I hope you’ve enjoyed reading the book as much as I’ve enjoyed writing it.You may argue that it's short and crisp, but I have seen writers do wonderful stuff with endings. I guess, I am just not good at this.
Happiness is ...
|"Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." - Jean-Jacques Rousseau|
P.S. Keeping with the tradition, this blog post comes during my end term exams. Reminds me of those Roorkee days (with the cranky dude telling me to stop with the writing!)
P.P.S. I wonder why the cranky dude didn't discourage me during the course of the book. Were you so busy, man?