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Co-Authoring a Book… exciting but scary lol

So (like most of my blog posts) my topic of the day is something that is on my mind right now.  I’ve been asked to collaborate on a book with 2 other authors.  I’m so honored and excited that I was considered and approached and I can’t wait to start…


“Yo Colin I’m really happy for you… I’mma let you finish, but Itzik Ben-Gan had one of the best books (and most difficult names to pronounce) of all time!!”

(sorry had to…)  😀

Anyways like I said I’m very excited to start this process and am thankful to those involved for allowing me to cut my teeth in published print on this project. 

I would love to get some “pointers” and comments from some of the readers out there who have gone through the process and any and all advice would be VERY much appreciated.

Thanks and Happy Monday!


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  1. Congratulations! That’s awesome news! I’ve never written a book but I hear they’re a lot of work. What’s the name of the book? Who are the other authors?

    Congrats again! 🙂

  2. SQLRockstar says:

    Well, Brent Ozar has given tons of advice on writing a book. His suggestion is to “punch harder”.

  3. Steve Jones says:

    Congrats, but is that the image you want? You going to upstage the author?!?!

    Good luck, it’s a long project and can strain you. Be sure you set aside regular time to write.

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  5. LOL @ Steve…. totally NOT going to be upstaging anyone. I’m gonna be a sponge and try and learn as much as possible and contribute as best I can to the process 🙂

  6. Michelle – Yeah I hear I’m going to have to buy my wife something really nice to make up for the amount of time I’m going to be working on this but she’s super supportive and very happy for me.

    Thanks for the support.. the co-authors are Ken Simmons and Jorge Segarra 🙂

    ~ Colin

  7. Shaun says:

    What’s the premise about for the book? SQL related I gather, but what?

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  9. Sankar Reddy says:

    Congratulations Colin. That’s very good news.

  10. Heather says:

    I’m so excited for you, babe.

  11. Congratulations. Good luck. It should be a fun, if challenging, process.

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