I Wrote a Book and It’s a Real Thing

I’m without words.

Which is ironic, since the reason I’m without words is that I’m now a published author. Like, I have a book with only my name on the cover filled with words I wrote, published by a real publisher.

I’m not boasting. Trust me on this. That’s not what I’m trying to convey here. I’ll try to put words to it:

I checked my mail tonight after getting back from a late game night, and I found several big boxes waiting for me. I knew what they were–they’re filled with advance copies of my book, A Crowdfunder’s Strategy Guide: Build a Better Business by Building Community.

I could have torn open the boxes right away, but I was hungry. I get grumpy when I’m hungry, and I didn’t want to open the box when I was hungry.

Then after dinner I had a bunch of e-mails to reply to. I figured the books could wait. I mean, I knew what was inside the box, right?

But what I didn’t realize is how damn good it feels to pick up the first printed copy of your first book and hold it in your hands. To feel how substantial it is–it’s 200 pages of stories, data, and lessons. To smell the freshly printed pages. And to see that you mentioned your cats in the author bio on the back cover and the publisher actually printed those words.

The book will officially release on September 14. If you want to pre-order it from my publisher at www.bkconnection.com before August 31, use the code 15KICK to get 30% off. Or buy it on Amazon. The book is geared towards crowdfunders, but if you’ve ever dreamed of making something, I think you’ll find a friend in these pages.

I’ve typed a bunch of words here, but I still feel like I’m without words. In a really, really good way. Maybe this photo will help to express the feeling (yes, those are happy tears brimming in my eyes):