I’ve been quiet more than usual on this blog for a few reasons:
- Going on a 30 day road trip, including speaking and to a conference, with my family, left me little/no time to write.
- I’ve been ramping up on the product and sales of a new product for university career centers, which has been very exciting.
- I’ve been training my dad as he’s been learning about JibberJobber, the new university career center system, and everything else that has to do with my work world.
I have a number of other things going on, but one that I’m so excited to share is that I FINALLY got the second edition of Eight Lunches, my third book, DONE!
DONE DONE DONE!
On my Jason Alba blog I announced this project back in May of 2010, and asked if anyone wanted to critique the first draft. I thought I’d get like … well, no one. But 100 comments later, I found myself sending the book out to lots of amazing people.
And then I started getting feedback. And it was literally overwhelming.
The feedback was great, ranging from spelling/grammar to concept/flow. Getting that much feedback from that many people overwhelmed me to the point where I didn’t even know how to consume all the feedback, much less act on it.
So it stalled, and I went on to other things. 🙁
But this was always somewhere near the top of my mind, and I was anxious to get it done.
The timing finally happened, and here we are, with the second edition done.
I will crowdsource feedback again (I just made that decision this very second), but will only ask for a paragraph or two of thoughts… preferably critical/negative, which will help me tighten it up more.
If you want a copy of this second draft, please leave a comment on this post.
I’m excited to get this far… I now feel freed up to work on my fourth, and I think most exciting book… more on that later!
7 thoughts on “Eight Lunches, Second Draft, DONE!”
Exciting news! Congrats. I’d be happy and honored to be a part of your feedback group.
Always happy to add my thoughts and critique. Send that 2nd draft on over…
Crowd sourcing feedback early is a fascinating approach. As an executive career coach, I’m often surprised at the responses I get to my written material. It becomes much better in the process. Thanks for being a great model.
I would be more than happy to provide feedback and I promise to be concise.
I would love to get a copy of the second draft and promise speedy feedback.
Having started a small business, I’d love to read it!
Comments are closed.