posted on Sunday, July 03, 2005 2:35 PM
On Book Authoring (for the first time)
"Writing is a lot of work." I heard authors say that at countless conference sessions. I remember thinking: "How hard can it be? You're the expert! Just write what you know!"
So now I'm working on a couple chapters for an upcoming SQL Server 2005 Integration Services book. The stuff I heard other authors say is starting to make sense.
The first flaw in my former logic is more than apparent to me now: How does one become an expert on a yet-to-be-released product? My guess is there are two ways:
- Develop the product.
- Spend every waking moment - including moments you should not be awake - struggling through beta versions to learn the product.