“Writers will happen in the best of families”. ~Rita Mae Brown

I am excited to announce: (Drum Roll Please) … My first book will be released for sale sometime in early November of 2010.  (The exact release date will be set soon.)  I am very excited about this upcoming event and virtually all of my spare energy is going into this project.

I’m not sure why it took me so many years to finally make the decision to write a book.  I have known for many years that I wanted to write a book someday, that perhaps I wanted to write more than one book.  Anyhow, about 18 months ago I committed to myself that I would write a book and get it published and this year it will finally happen.

I am going to be self-publishing this first book.  I have had offers to buy my book from traditional publishing houses and I was originally going to follow that path.  I will discuss in an upcoming post my reasons for taking the other path of self-publishing for this first book. (I will say for now that my research into the history of the famous English novelist Charles Dickens had much to do with this decision – you can read about that in an upcoming post as well!)

This will be my first book, but it will not be my last.  I am completely committed to publishing a significant number of books; indeed it feels like I am being called to do so.  I have enough unique material after nearly 30 years of coaching, speaking and consulting to write at least 20 books and I think, once I have the process figured out, the next books will happen much more quickly and easily.

Will I self-publish all of these?  I don’t know that yet, but it seems unlikely.  It is enough for now to get this first book written as well as possible and get it out into the world.

That’s it for this entry.  Till next time faithful reader…Jack

“Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but it’s the only way you can do anything really good”. ~William Faulkner