It’s been a while since my last post and I haven’t published any Jutsu in a while… No good!
Let’s talk about it.
So you might be wondering why. Or maybe you know. Of course, that’s because I’m focused 200% on Building Modular Web Apps with Ruby on Rails! I decided to keep away all distractions for now and writing a bit everyday. Which is far from easy. Life happens, friends want to go out for a drink, girlfriend want to see a new love movie, Facebook, 9gag, youtube… so many distractions, so little time.
So to counter that, I bought a paper calendar with a big box for each day where I can draw a cross if I hit my objective: spending at least 1h per day writing the book or working on the CRM app. That’s a known trick that I learned from Nathan Barry and his 1000 words a day rule. The idea is to create an unbreakable chain. If you’ve spent 100 days doing something everyday, you don’t want to break it! But it’s not that easy. In the last 10 days, I had to skip 2 days because of unplanned stuff. As I said, life, stuff, blabla.
Oh, you know Nathan Barry, don’t you? That’s thanks to this guy that I started writing my book. And you can too! But maybe you don’t know how to? Then take a look at Authority. That’s the book Nathan Barry wrote for self-publishers that contains everything you need to know. And it actually works. Nathan published 3 books and had a lot of success.
So let’s go back to Building Modular Web Apps. The chain thing is good, but it’s not foolproof. How can I add more constraints? How about I make the calendar public with all the time I spent everyday working on the book. I think that’s a great idea! I’m gonna create a new page where you can see what I did each day, just like commits :) I will also reveal a temporary table of content so you can all see the progression.
No more slacking, no more excuses.
Let’s make it even more fun… and stressful. Yeah, I’m gonna set a release date.
Building Modular Web Apps with Ruby on Rails will be released on: 26/02/2015
Now, I have a lot of work to do. Let’s go!