This Book is in My Way

This book is getting in my way, literally (or should I say literaturely). I’ve physically posted the remaining chapters of my book on the edge of my desk. It’s a constant reminder of my remaining work, but it also acts as a measure of my progress to the end.

Annoying Myself to the Finish Line

Annoying Myself to the Finish Line

I am on the home stretch for a release date in April since I am horrible at finishing things. I have to play all these games for me to finish a task, especially writing. I really enjoy doing it, but my mind wanders when I see a picture on the wall looking uneven and suddenly I’m rearranging everything my apartment.

I haven’t been doing much riding, although I want to explore the beautiful northwest. I am too fixated on my past journey and I can’t focus on even a short day trip without putting this to rest. The rainy days here in Portland make it easy to stay in and write though. It’s a sock soaking blessing.

Writing this book has been a great journey for me, and I hope others can experience the actual journey through my writing.

Thanks for being patient everyone. Things have been quite around here, and they will continue until I’ve got this off my back. I am really excited to unveil it to everyone. This has been a work in progress for almost two years.

Is that right? Two years? I got back from Latin America in March of 2011, and the book will be done in March of 2013, so yea. Two years. I don’t think I would have appreciated or remembered the valuable things I learned on the road if I did not write this book. It’s been a great journey for me, and I hope others can experience the actual journey through my writing.

If you are itching for some adventure, check out my photography section. I’ve updated it with photos that will eventually be integrated into the electronic versions of the book.

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  • Dan Diego

    Having followed your blog posts, I look forward to reading your book. Great job!

  • WW

    One page at a time! I’ve always loved watching your videos (they were one of the things that got me into riding in the first place!), and I can’t wait to read about your trip.

  • http://twitter.com/TSR_Mike Mike

    Awesome! Can’t wait to read the book. I’m actually working on a short book of my own, nothing near the one I imagine you will produce. Just a short book on motorcycle safety as a fun, side project. Based on the narrative you gave in all your S. America ride videos, I’m sure the book will turn out great! I look forward to picking up a copy. I assume you will have a digital version for the kindle?

  • AtlasRider

    Thanks! Yes there will be a Kindle version available.

  • Motorcycle House

    Great job! Looking forward to read your interesting book.

  • HMcH1

    Well the journey for you has been worth the reading for me, and as such I’d like to pass you this token of my appreciation: http://parrotsonthepowerline.wordpress.com/2012/12/17/sharing-the-love/ A Reader Appreciation Award. And honest to goodness, it’s not just because I spotted the above entry! That was a nice memory!

  • Facebook fans

    I haven’t been doing much riding, although I want to explore the beautiful northwest. I am too fixated on my past journey and I can’t focus on even a short day trip without putting this to rest. The rainy days here in Portland make it easy to stay in and write though.

    Waiting forward to have a glimpse of ur book asap

  • http://borrowblog.com/ Ryan Hart

    Just found your blog but all of a sudden I’m rooting for you to finish your book. Looks like you’ve had an awesome adventure. Can’t wait to read all about it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Ben-Davis/538525155 Ben Davis

    Two questions: Do you have a book date? And any vids to be posted soon?

  • allankarl

    Good god! I know exactly what you mean, the journey to complete a book is often longer than the journey that inspired it. I know that feeling all too well.

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