It’s Wednesday afternoon and I’ve already worked 45 hours this week. Why? Because I’ve got stuff to do.
One such stuff is the revision of my book An American in China: Starting Over. A travel guide to the adventurous life. I wrote it years ago about my spontaneous trip to Taiwan and the unexpected “vacation” in Mainland China that followed. Back then, I was sorting out many deep feelings stirred by that tumultuous experience, and the process of writing helped figure it out.
I had done some revision on the book and it sat for several years until I decided to hurry up and finish it and get the new edition out. So I did. I spent half the day today designing the new cover. It’s now on Amazon Kindle and the book will be available in a day or two.
If anybody wants one of the original version (I have about a dozen left), you can have one for five bucks. Just let me know.
I also added 75 Search and Rescue Stories: an insider’s view of survival, death, and volunteer heroes who tip the balance when things fall apart on Kindle. I sell the vast majority of books on Kindle these days.
I hope to finish up two more books this year. One is 80% finished and the other is about 30%.
Part of my plan is this: if I can double my book sales, then I’ll sell everything and move to Guatemala, Thailand or Nepal. Might as well. I hope to accomplish this by next summer – if not sooner, but it’ll take that long to get everything in order. So unless some other opportunity knocks, it’s back out into the world for me. I probably should have gone years ago. Better late than never!