Guess What…

You would expect me to write that post in my professional blog. I didn’t want to do this, because I am at the very beginning of that new journey, and it is not even officially started yet. And what if I fail?!
But here, I am going to share with a small group of friends.

Last week, I signed a contract for a book, and it does not feel real. When somebody approached me and asked whether I thought about writing a book about Postgres performance, I felt that this might be a scam. You know, how they would tell you: pay us 10,000 dollars, and then…

So I was not even sure whether it is real and asked to reach out in April (the conversation happened in February). But it ended up being very real! I asked Boris whether he wants to collaborate because our work on performance is inseparable. He asked whether Anna would join us so that our work would sound more English than otherwise. To my surprise, she agreed.

Then, there was a lot of backs and forths; we worked on the proposal and the tentative book outline and schedule, and then, all of a sudden, everything started to look good, and we received the final proposal text, and everybody signed it, and … now we have to write that book!

I am excited and scared, and I won’t be talking about that until we make some progress, but I am going to be very busy in the next seven months!

16 thoughts on “Guess What…

  1. Wow! Congratulations! And, especially, big congrats on Anna’s participation. I wish you good luck (secretly though I know that you don’t exactly need it) but still – let your collaboration be enjoyable.

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  2. Thank you! Yep, it’s going to be a quarantine family project :). The publisher does not know we are related (we all have different last names and different addresses:))

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  3. Well isn’t this just the best news I’ve read all day, possibly week.
    Congratulations! You will do splendidly and you will not fail. I promise you that.

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