As my wife would say, "it's no 50 Shades.." but i'm proud to say i've successfully managed to write my first book and get it published.
Coming from a technical background, you probably wont be surprised to hear it is a technical book and a rather niche one at that exploring Augmented Reality.
Full disclosure: This may have been photoshopped. I am yet to receive my invitation to appear on This Morning to talk about my book.
Writing doesn't come naturally to me, however having a passion for technology, creativity and innovation does, so when I saw an opportunity to write a book guiding other developers into the world of AR, it became a fun side project and welcome distraction from the pandemic.
It is now available to buy (or be nosey) on Amazon https://amzn.to/38Z9vKd.
It being my first book, I don't look forward to the unavoidable negative reviews. Everyone is a critic i'm told. It's a good job I have thick skin.
What kind of things do I discuss in the book? Well, it's showing developers how to create Augmented Reality experiences like this.
Which will become more prevalent in the near future.
I don't think it is going to shoot to the top of any category best seller list on Amazon, or become rich from the royalties but i'm sure it will help anyone wanting to get started in this area.
What's next? Well, considering the project took 9 months and all the writing happened in the evening after I put the kids to bed.. I think i'll take a break from writing for a while.
My next big project (I always need a project) might be a Masters or MBA in 2022.
A quick word of advise to anyone thinking that something like writing a book is an insurmountable challenge..
- You are capable of more than you think
- Been putting something off because the time isn't right? Just start
- Follow your passions and what gets you excited
- Always have goals
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