I have submitted my second book to my editor at Talentum and waiting for the next iteration round. I am very excited to be in this stage of the project as I can see the light in the tunnel. I know this from past experiences. My editor is great and I have all the trust in her doing the right types of decisions.
Like with everything in life, nothing comes easy. I still remember vividly my first book project How to Succeed in the Big World and the ups and downs that I had during my writing process. My second book, Boldly Into the World – Succeed in Business Life and as an Individual has been much easier of two reasons. First of all, I have been able to define my own process of writing so I knew what it is and how to go about it. Secondly, I think the topic was very close to my own interests probably due to my own experience and also due to the fact that my interviews of more than 40 people confirmed some of the things that I had been thinking of. I also realized during the second book project that all of the data collection to the first book project helped me in formulating my second book. That is kind of exciting to find out that five years of my life has not been wasted in research and something has stuck into my head.
I really love books and I love to read and consolidate information and thinking from lots of smart people. That has always been my passion and my objective is to try to take all of that information to the next stage. I have to thank my former Professor Markku Sääksjärvi for teaching me how to read, how to think and how to analyze. He was a great mentor for me and I do miss the times working with him almost on a weekly basis.
Stay tuned for more information about the progress on my second book.