Writing Update

Quick update on the writing progress of the book.

Well, this weekend I am working on wrapping up Chapter Five. I have written most of the chapter and I am part-way through a proof-read. The chapter is all about building promotion and buzz. I am also hoping to finish off some of the edits from Andy and Isabel on Chapter 3. When I have Chapter 5 complete, it will be time to roll onto Chapter 6, which is entirely focused on Measuring Community. I will have more details on what is going into that chapter over the coming week.

So far I am nearly half-way through the book, and progress has been pretty good. Still lots to do. When I write I tend to get my thoughts down in a primary draft and then start sheening the content up over a number of passes. I really want to ensure all the content in the AoC is balanced, well-written and illustrated with the right stories and examples. I have been having some people proof my first few chapters and the feedback has thus far been excellent. I am utterly committed to making this book rock and roll.

4 Responses to “Writing Update”

  1. Florian January 17, 2009 at 8:32 pm #

    Go! Jono! Go!

    Looking forward to read the final version.

    Just 2 questions.

    1. Will you upload some previews on this blog? Some text passages, to get some impressions?

    2. Will you release it only in english? Or are translations planned?

    Thanks!

    Florian

  2. Marco January 17, 2009 at 8:42 pm #

    Yeah is there some kind of community publishing like they do with the django-handbook?

    http://djangobook.com/

     

    Rockin’ Regards,

    Marco

  3. Jono Bacon January 17, 2009 at 9:15 pm #

    Florian:

    Will you upload some previews on this blog? Some text passages, to get some impressions?

    That is absolutely the plan! :)

    I will be posting some sections from the book regularly as writing progresses.

    Will you release it only in english? Or are translations planned?

    I am writing it in English, and the first release will just be in English, but I would love to see translations. This is definitely something we should discuss.

  4. Florian January 17, 2009 at 9:35 pm #

    Sounds great Jono! Hope to read some lines soon. :)

    And yes, It would be cool if some community members start to translate the book into different languages.

    :)

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