I am writing a 520 page academic textbook on business and data security. While I know the subject matter well, laying it out in an academic, teaching context is something I haven’t done in a while.
Of the ten core chapters in the book, I have completed nine of them. I have spent nights, weekends, and days off writing from dawn to dusk and into the night. I began the last chapter yesterday, even while I put the finishing touches on the preceding chapter. I can see the end from here – it’s a foretaste of the accomplishment of writing an important work that will help many others in their search for knowledge.
Your diligence will pay off and already has when you were able to use your own, yet unpublished manuscript for the class you taught at UW.
I am excited to see how the book will do when it finally publishes in the Spring!!
I am very, very proud of you for completing your first-ever text book…Prof. Gregory :0)