Oh, and yes, I’m still alive and kicking ! (thanks for asking )
In these last couple of months, I have really been really busy trying to finish up the Windows 8 and ASP.NET 4.5 Web Forms books (yes, at the same time ). I’m pleased to tell you that both books have entered their final stages, meaning that they’ll probably be out in mid October (at least, that’s what I’m hopping for).
When I look at my blog’s right panel, I must confess that I still can’t believe I’ve written so many books in so little time. I mean, when I was challenged to write a book about ASP.NET 2.0 (does anyone still use it? I know that my 2.0 book is still being sold, so the answer must be yes) by a couple of great guys at MS (thanks Nuno and Pedro!), it never crossed my mind that I would end up writing more than 10 books in 7 years. But it did happen and I can tell you that it was quite a ride. I’ve ended up learning a lot and “meeting” several guys along the way that really helped me improve the books and my knowledge in several areas (you guys know who you are, right?).
After all this time (and +10 books), I think it’s time to take a break and put aside my writer’s pen. Oh, no, I really don’t use a pen to write my books, but I do have a lucky pen that’s always with me and that helps me relieve my stress when I get stuck at something. I can’t really say that I won’t be writing any more books until I die. And yes, I’ll still be maintaining the ones that are out there. However, I think I’ll be having a somewhat long break. In other words, I won’t be writing any new book in the next couple of months. At least, that’s the plan. If you’ve been following this blog or if you know me, you’re probably thinking that I’ve said this before. But this time I really mean it.
The good news is that I should end up having some free time and that means I’ll probably be able to take a deep look at several areas which interest me. As always, I’ll come back here to report my findings, hoping to help someone or probably get feedback on those things which “don’t quite click”.
And I guess that’s all for now. Stay tuned for more.