I completed a book recently (a custom pub for a private company) on advanced persistent threats, and today I’m writing another book on stopping zero-day threats using new technology that is becoming well known.
Timely stuff – I’m dealing with these topics at my day job as well. Isn’t just about everyone in the data security field? Sure.
I have published about 34 books in 15 years. After that many books I have a pretty good system for organizing my writing, and my approach to writing a book. Today I’m diverging from one of those habits.
I usually write the introduction last, after I’ve written the rest of the book. Today I’m writing the introduction first. Today apparently I’m thinking top-down instead of bottom-up. There are any number of reasons for this, and I’m not going to try and figure it out. Once the words start coming out, I’m not going to examine the reason for it – instead I’m just going to let my fingers do the typing and be grateful I’m not in a fit of writer’s block – the creativity drought that new writers fear, and experienced writers are familiar with.
Well, back to work. The words are still coming. This book should be out in about 4-6 weeks.