Thursday, October 11, 2012

Taking the plunge and writing a book

Most of my life, I've dreamed of being a writer. When I was a child, I spent untold hours toiling away at simple stories that my family was gracious enough to read and dutifully oooh and ahhh over. As I moved into adulthood and got into technology, my passion for writing hasn't changed and I've finally decided to combine both of my passions, writing and technology, and write a book.

My upcoming book, 'Hacker' will be an exploratory fictional journey into what happens when governments and corporations destroy privacy and how a small team of committed people working in the shadows can help level the playing field.  It's a journey into what-if world of unintended consequences and I'm having a blast writing it.

I'm also finding the process of writing a book very different than blogging. When I blog, I often have typo's, horribly written and weak sentances, and a lot of stuff that just doesn't make sense. As I work on Hacker, I'm finding myself having to be much more dutiful and careful and it's teaching me to pay more attention to the process of writing.

So that's that. Look for the book in January 2013 and will be self-published on both Amazon (Kindle version) and LuLu (paperback version). It will be released under the Creative Commons license.

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