It’s been almost a year since I first thought of doing this book while on a trip in Breckinridge, Colorado. Unforeseen roadblocks, work and some procrastination has made finishing it take longer than I’d hoped, but I’m tremendously excited to announce that it will be published next week!
If you don’t know already, Create Your Career is the book I wish I’d had when I dropped out of college and started working. It’s a compilation of essays covering self directed education, strategies for success, and how to create an incredible career on your own terms, and the material has been tested from people all around the world, from Bosnia to Boston to Brazil. Whether you’re in college, you’ve recently graduated, or you’re a professional, this book will have something for you.
I’m finishing up the final touches today then passing them to my editor. Here’s a screenshot of some edits from Isaac, who as always has been tremendous help in this project.
One of the things that made this project take longer than I thought is the surprising number of things that need to be done to actually finish a book. Font, paper type, size, matte cover or glossy, pricing and profit margin…You get your cover done then you realize that you need to design the book spine as well. Then you realize it doesn’t fit the formatting requirements and it needs to be reworked. You second guess your writing because you’ve read it so many times it starts to sound amateur and you wish you’d done it differently but you realize that you’ll never get it done if you change things constantly.
This has been an incredible learning experience and I’m already very excited for my next book, which I’m sure will go more smoothly and which I hope to have out within a few months. Here’s another screenshot of an edit (and an endorsement):
Truly better than any career book I’ve seen. Not bad!
Over the coming days before it launches on Amazon and Yours.org, I will release a chapter or two as well as some more inside looks at the writing process behind the book (and anything else I think will be neat for promotion).
Thank you all who have made writing so fun these last few years. You’ve helped make this book fun to put together.