Yesterday, I posted a video with Seth Godin and Tom Peters. I named the post, Why I Blog Everyday.
Then, today, I didn’t blog.
Well… almost. I am blogging now, right?
So, what is my excuse?
Just this. In 2013, I started gathering everything I had learned about the process of learning Latin. I gathered all the links I had found, all the tips I had picked up over the years, all the responses sent to struggling students… and put them into a 100 page book.
Actually, it is longer than 100 pages, but not by much. Anyway, I planned to sell the book someday, but, you know… I freaked out a little bit. What if people didn’t like it? What if people didn’t find it all that useful? Worse… what if no one bought it?
In short, I gave into my fears.
I shelved the book. At least… I tried to.
In the back of my mind, the book gnawed at me. What good was it doing on my computer? Who was it helping?
This last January, I got a few random breaks from school. I ended up with time to write, and edit.
I finished the blasted book. I am at Starbuck checking all of the links now. It will be for sale on my website tomorrow.
I don’t care who buys it. I don’t care if anyone buys it. I am going to post it on my site so that I can look at it everyday, point my finger at it, and say… “Yeah. You tried to stop me. But, guess what? I won! You are finished. You are sitting on a webpage. You are out of my head. Now, let me sleep!”