Things have certainly been busy in my neck of the woods. If you’re a regular reader then you might have noticed that my updates have been light for the last few weeks. Most of my writing energy has been devoted to the book I’ve been writing. It is currently in the process of being edited and due to be published in October. I’m really excited about the book and that I’ll be a full-fledged author.
When I was initially approached to write the book I was apprehensive. I knew that writing a blog and writing a book were a little different. I’ve always said that I’m a talker, not a writer, and even though I can be fairly long winded, I’m not sure I’ve ever spoke a monologue long enough to fill the pages of a book. I guess until now, of course.
I was right to be apprehensive. Writing a book is hard! I’m a pretty good blogger and you would think that would transition well to book writing, and I think it doesn, but it doesn’t make it easier. It’s like asking a Olympic sprinter to run a marathon. They could probably do the job but their strength isn’t endurance; it’s cranking it out in the short term.
I’ve been doing my initial author review, edits, and rewrites and it feels like I’ve written the book twice already. If anyone has any preconceived notions on what it’s like to write a book, let me be the first to tell you that it’s hard work.
However, I think that this book will make a big difference for nurses who are struggling with technology. My hope is that The Nerdy Nurse’s Guide to Technology will ultimately make a difference in the patient care that nurses who read the book are able to deliver.
I has gotten me thinking about other possible books or ebooks to write. Although at the same time it has me wondering where I am going to find the time to write them. I work a full time job as an informatics nurse and my blogging business continues to grow. Finding time to relax and just exist is difficult these days, but it’s also very fun and exciting.
Thank you for coming along with me on this fantastic blogging and writing journey.