Finally had lunch with my book editors, who are blogging and tweeting now


Last week, I finally got to meet my book editors. As I stated in the acknowledgements of my book, I never understood why book authors always profusely thank their editors. I used to think “aren’t they just doing their jobs?” until I had to go through the process.

People often ask me why did I go two months without sleeping in order to make my chapter deadlines. The obvious reason was to create the scholarship fund. But the non-obvious reason was to complete my chapters as soon as possible, as it was my only way of really thanking my editors and the powers-that-be at Microsoft Press for giving me the opportunity to write a book in 3 months. (yes, 3 months from offer to printer – my eyesight is still recovering. I never want to hear an eye doctor say “OMG what have you done?” ever again).

But what I really want to call out is that they are blogging (http://blogs.msdn.com/microsoft_press/) and tweeting (@MicrosoftPress). I really like the ideas they shared with me over lunch for blogging and twittering, so I want to give them some link love and hope you’ll do the same. I’m all for making Microsoft more transparent and (dare i say it) agile.

From Left, Melissa von Tschudi-Sutton, Devon Musgrave, and Me.

From Left, Melissa von Tschudi-Sutton, Devon Musgrave, and Me.

Shameless plug #2 for the day: If you go to their blog right now, you’ll see an article about my book and an excerpt of chapter 4.

Comments (3)

  1. Chris says:

    Sounds like an interesting book, especially with your background (in line to book exercpt). I’ll definitely be looking forward to it as I’m finally moving forard to the newest VS from VS 6.

  2. jpbruno says:

    Congrats on your book Sara! I just finished working with the fabulous pair in your photo as well (on Solid Code). They are great aren’t they!

  3. Gregg says:

    I look forward to reading your book. You’ve done a lot of good with these tips, Sara…I feel as though they’ve saved my sanity on more than one occasion. Thanks for putting so much time and effort into helping people. It’s really appreciated.