• 9 Years? Feels More Like Ninety

    Posted by on April 28th, 2014 · Comments (9)

    Nine years ago, today, this book was released. Now, I have to think really hard to try and remember what it felt like…

    Comments on 9 Years? Feels More Like Ninety

    1. JeremyM
      April 28th, 2014 | 9:19 am

      What a terrible reviewer that second one was!

      I published my first book last year, a young adult novel of sorts. It’s not easy, so even after nine years you should be very proud! Do you still have copies for sale, or is it better to buy them through Amazon?

    2. April 28th, 2014 | 9:31 am

      @ JeremyM:
      Thanks. Reviews on the whole were good:

      http://www.baseballsamegame.com/reviews.html

      The book can still be purchased at Amazon and B&N, etc. I never had copies for sale.

      It is slightly dated now. Things have changed in 9-years with the PEDS and WAR stat, now, etc.

      I learned a lot doing it: Write a book because you want to write a book. Don’t do it for anyone else. Don’t expect to make any money. And, don’t worry about what happens after it’s done.

      I’m glad that I did it.

      I had that itch for a long time and got rid of it. That said, it was A TON of work, countless hours spent, and it took a toll on my physically that required some time to turnaround.

      Not sure if I could/would ever do it again? I’m not that guy any more. I don’t have that kind of energy for such a project. And, I am not that funny any more. My life and focus these days are different.

      Being 42 with a one and three old is a lot different than being 51 with a 10 and 12 year old!

      Good luck with your book. Share a link to it here, if you want.

    3. MJ Recanati
      April 28th, 2014 | 9:55 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      Being 42 with a one and three old is a lot different than being 51 with a 10 and 12 year old!

      The crazy thing is that you still managed to write a book with babies at home. I have no idea how you found the time; with a 13-month old at home, I have no time for anything more in-depth than household chores with the ballgame on in the background.

      BTW, since this post reminded me…your Netshrine email account was hacked and has been spamming me for several days now. Just letting you know that you might want to change the password.

    4. JeremyM
      April 28th, 2014 | 10:23 am

      Steve, to be clear I said that the reviewer was terrible. They went into a rant about Kindle and other areas that had nothing to do with the content of the book. Drives me nuts when I read reviews of such poor quality on Amazon, but it’s to be expected.

      I wrote my book with one toddler around, but now that we have a newborn to go with the toddler (well, a five-year old now, past the toddler stage), writing more is proving difficult!

      Well, it won’t be of interest to anyone here I presume, but here’s a link: http://www.amazon.com/On-The-Backs-Of-Dragons/dp/0615752004

      Steve L. wrote:

      @ JeremyM:
      I learned a lot doing it: Write a book because you want to write a book. Don’t do it for anyone else. Don’t expect to make any money. And, don’t worry about what happens after it’s done.
      I’m glad that I did it.

      That would be 100% accurate! (Although I did write mine to read it to my kids someday, but the point stands.) The one area that did surprise me was how little most friends and family cared and/or only wanted free copies rather than supporting my endeavor. But that is a rant for another place. ;)

    5. April 28th, 2014 | 10:58 am

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Thanks. Yeah, I never check that email account any more. Need to get on that one.

      As far as finding the time, it was insane. Basically, I never slept. I would write at night and maybe get 4 or 5 hours sleep every night. It was not healthy, at all. Did that for months.

    6. April 28th, 2014 | 11:00 am

      @ JeremyM:
      Nice reviews on yours! Congrats!

    7. JeremyM
      April 28th, 2014 | 11:48 am

      @ Steve L.:
      Yes, one of them is from my mom–I guess she thought it would do me some good. I was so impressed that she could even work Amazon to leave one, plus the gesture, that I didn’t have the heart to ask her to take it down.

      Parents…

    8. JeremyM
      April 28th, 2014 | 11:49 am

      Steve L. wrote:

      @ MJ Recanati:
      Thanks. Yeah, I never check that email account any more. Need to get on that one.
      As far as finding the time, it was insane. Basically, I never slept. I would write at night and maybe get 4 or 5 hours sleep every night. It was not healthy, at all. Did that for months.

      Sounds about right.

    9. April 28th, 2014 | 12:13 pm

      @ JeremyM:
      LOL on the parents thing!

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