I just received an email from someone that is interested in turning a series of my posts into a book. Of course, I would have to write a LOT more, and fairly quickly. I would have to finish the story. And they want it all pretty much re-written to reflect the same tone/style as in part three of the series (my personal favorite part of the story – both for the uniqueness of the memory and for some of the writing).
To be honest – a motorcycle magazine approached me a few months ago – and I was just too busy to do anything with them (and they were not BMWMOA). Writing about my stupid youth ventures isn’t really what I’m focusing on for profit right now. I have two web sites to launch and 36 days to do it.
So I put off the book question for now – I didn’t dismiss it, just delayed it (I think/hope).
But one of the reasons I quit trying to write software for a living is that I am just not “programmed” to go back and work on old code and fix bugs. I just don’t enjoy it. It is what it is, and I’ve already moved on to something else. Just like mistakes I have made in life – I am not interested in going back and revisiting them in source code. I want to move on. The easiest way I know to correct my past mistakes is to do something really good today, and tomorrow.
Of course, every good programmer has to fix their bugs. So I wasn’t a good programmer. And any book thing scares me for the same reason – I would have to go back (again, and again, and again) and turn a bunch of somewhat disjointed posts into something that was nice and smooth. I would have to go back and fix my bugs. I’m not sure I am up for that.
So that’s on hold, at least for now. But it is interesting. To me anyway. And since this is my blog, my interest is 90% of my motivation here 😉