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10,000 Hours & 10 Years

Screen Shot 2017-03-27 at 9.13.22 PMSo, about this time, 10 years ago, I embarked upon a first for me: writing my first book. I can’t believe it’s actually been 10 years since I’ve been writing and publishing books, but a dozen or so books later (give or take multiple editions of a couple of titles); here we are.

The S(He) Guide to Mentoring just launched last week, and after it, I have two more books to get done this calendar year: 2. #SWE3 (which you can help me figure out the cover art concept for here), and 3. #STEMPrincess4, both of which are already finished in my head.  I just have to make it happen on paper….(and which, BTW, I’m still looking for a print sponsor for STEMP4).

I haven’t given much thought ahead to books and writing for 2018 and beyond. Although, I suppose I’ll keep writing. I don’t know. Am I the only person who still reads books? Surely not. I know a few of my fab 13 blog followers here read them.  I do hope they never go out of style. If they do, I’ll be the last one kicking and screaming when they try to take away my library card.

Regardless, if you’ve never read anything but this blog, all the way through to my mom, who has read all of my books at least twice, or even if you’re somewhere in between on the fandom scale for all this work, thanks for tagging along. I hope these have been semi-helpful to readers. It helps me ignore all the haters, critics, and snarkies out there too when I discover these works are actually useful and helpful to people.

And even though the 10,000 hours expertise theory by Gladwell has been debunked now, I still want to recognize the 10-year milestone coming this year. It’s almost here.  And besides, every book is a journey. It’s a tour. It’s a collection of ideas with an endpoint, and the beginning of a conversation, all rolled into a few bits of paper. I’ve been on a few of these paper journeys now…and I’m grateful for each and every one of them, as I am each and every one of my 13 fans.


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