My first book, The Courage to Trust: a guide to building deep and lasting relationships (2005) came into being as a result of a phone call from the acquisitions editor at New Harbinger Publications in 2002. WOW! A cold call from a publisher inviting me to try out my ideas on trust and betrayal! How easy is that? Well, in only a mere three years, a book was born. It’s done well, in terms of sales for self-help category, 35,000 is pretty cool.
Somehow ten years went by, during which I almost forgot that I’m a writer. And now again, a call from the same folks: “I’ve been thinking about a book and I wonder if you’d like to work on it? It’s about how to become vulnerable.” Like a zillion others, I have been following the research of Dr. Brene Brown, who has studied vulnerability and self-esteem issues for many years. I read from her book Daring Greatly at my workshops, and send the links to her TED talks to the most unlikely of characters… they all thank me.
To be clear, an invitation to play at publishing a book means hundreds of hours of my own book searching, drafts and outlines sweated over (and some tears). And loving and hating what I wrote. And starting all over again. But, there is the possibility of a book here, and I ask for you to wish me luck.