lake tanganyika, where the crocodiles swim
I had a nice long conversation with my editor at O'Reilly this morning. We talked about many things, but the conversation was very exciting for three reasons:
- It was the first time we've spoken since I signed my contracts and became an Official O'Reilly Author.
- We talked about the upcoming release of Dancing Barefoot, and I got a firsthand taste of how excited O'Reilly & Associates is about my book. It's one thing to hear those thoughts during contract talks . . . it's something else entirely to hear them after they pwn you.
- I got a real, full-on, 100% official deadline for Just A Geek! This means that my deadlines are no longer self-imposed. I work very well under pressure, and I already did more today than I have in the last three weeks. Because I have a deadline, I have a pretty good idea when JAG will come out, but I don't think I can release that information just yet.
I am truly excited about Just A Geek . . . but I'm also terrified of it. I hope that some good blogs dovetail out of the rewrite experience in the next six weeks.
I'm sure I will eat these words sooner or later, but for today at least, I feel like a real writer, and I like that quite a bit.