Most current news:
October 18, 2018:
I’m currently considering ways to release my book(s) without the personal narrative that is holding them up (see backstory below). I feel that the personal narrative adds immense value to the books — and releasing them without it is not the vision I have for the series.
But I also think the lessons — 95% of which have been finished since 2016 — are powerful. And the sooner I publish my book(s), the sooner the lessons can start making a difference in people’s lives. And, ultimately, that’s my goal.
So I may publish editions of the book(s) without the narrative and then publish revised editions later with new and updated content (including corrections).
It’s not ideal, but “done is better than perfect”
Not Everyone Will Understand Your Journey
Lessons Learned from the Path Less Traveled
I originally wrote a single massive book of lessons — I just didn’t know it because it was in digital format.
When I received my editor’s copy in late 2016, I realized it was simply too big. After considering my options, I decided to split the book into three volumes. I also saw this as an opportunity to add something to the books that I felt they were lacking.
Although the book I’d written had a personal element to it, I thought it would benefit from a more direct connection between the lessons being shared and some of the experiences that spawned them.
So rather than publish my book, I decided to split it into three volumes and add content that would help fill in some details left unexplained by the personal entries that begin each chapter.
And while I truly feel that the personal narrative makes the existing content more powerful — and my journey more relatable — writing it isn’t easy. In fact, writing the personal element of my books has been far more difficult than any of the lessons.
As I continued to work on the narrative, my progress slowed as I wrestled with writing. And then it stopped completely. So I took some time off and pursued other ventures.
Work is being done on all three books simultaneously — with the focus on publishing book one being the priority.
Books two and three should follow in 3-4 month increments of each other. Books two and three pick up where the previous book in the series ends. Altogether, the books cover hundreds of lessons distilled from over 8 years of experiences.