Writing is hard work: what I've been up to recently...

Just a brief note to explain what I've been up to recently (and why I've got about four fun blog posts which I haven't had time to write up yet). I'm wildly pleased to say that I'm currently writing a C# book for Manning (the same folks who published Groovy in Action).

I can't give any more details at the moment, but hopefully as we get closer to publication I can give more details about not just the content but the writing process and anything interesting I've discovered while writing it. (Heck, there's never enough room for everything you might want to include in a book - there'll no doubt be plenty of left-overs to go round :)

Anyway, it's hard work but incredibly rewarding. 28 hour days would be really welcome right now, admittedly, but the buzz is fantastic.

Published Tue, May 15 2007 21:11 by skeet
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# re: Writing is hard work: what I've been up to recently...

I hope you are writing a book on LINQ! Best wishes. Radha Mukkai

Tuesday, May 15, 2007 6:24 PM by Radha Mukkai

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Hey, that's good news! I hope you'll write about C# v3 since I don't have any books on that yet. :) Speaking of Manning, Bruce Payette's "Windows PowerShell in Action" has been published a while ago, and it's fantastic. I learned about that book from preview pages that you linked to on your blog. I don't think you've pimped the final product yet, but you should!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 1:40 AM by Chris Nahr

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I couldn't think of a better person to write a C# book than you :).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 2:54 AM by Frans Bouma

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And I hope that this will be a book on concurrency :).

Wednesday, May 16, 2007 6:48 AM by Marcin Hoppe

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Great work, Sir Jon! Never give up. Peter

Friday, May 18, 2007 2:28 PM by Peter Bromberg

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Great blog keep up the good work Jon.

Brian

www.britec.co.uk/techblog

Saturday, June 23, 2007 1:42 PM by Brian

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I know what you mean; I wrote ISBN-10: 0-470-03020-8 and went through the same cycle.

My first draft was 720 pages; publishers wanted less than 500.

It is quite pleasing to find a book with your name on the shelf.

Yours, I am sure, will not stay on the shelf for too long-look forward to buying it.

Saturday, August 25, 2007 1:58 AM by AA2e72E