Hello All! As I alluded to in my last blog post I have a bit of an exciting project underway. And let’s get real here, it won’t be late 2016 as I guessed it could be, timing-wise. Who am I kidding! Besides I want to do it properly as I’m working on it with you folks in mind. It will be something to look forward to in the New Year.
So what is it?! I hear you exclaim!
It’s a book!
Yep, a book. I’ve been writing the blog for so long now, and with so much material under the belt, and a wealth of learnings, knowledge and experience over the last five or so years (in addition to that that I started out with when I started the blog) that I thought I’d be daft not to really. That and I really like helping folks out, through the medium of the written word in particular.
So what will said book be about?
I don’t have a solid title for the book as yet (although have a few ideas floating around), but the book will be about injury and pain management and prevention for guitarists.
Why this particular topic?
As long-time readers of the blog will know I’ve been through somewhat of a journey myself with some really troublesome pains, aches and general niggles. And thankfully through that journey of exploration, talking with various professionals, medical and musical alike, I’ve now come through the other side to be able to play (and importantly, live my day-to-day life!) without those pains that once troubled me and seemed to be insurmountable at one point.
I’d like to gather everything together about that journey and my learnings and share with the whole wide world, with the aim of helping folks that might be going through the same or similar experiences.
The most popular blog posts, out of everything I’ve written over the last few years, are those about injury and pain management and prevention. I also still get a number of email questions (which I’m always happy to answer to the best of my knowledge, experience and ability by the way) on the subject too.
What better way to share than with a book?
When can I get my grubby, string-calloused guitar players mitts on this creation?
Oooh, I’ll have to keep you posted on that one in terms of exact timing, but at this stage I’m saying the first quarter of 2017.
And how do I get a hold of it? Will it be in my local bookstore?
At this point it will be available on Amazon, in Kindle eBook and paperback versions.
Keep an eye out on the blog for updates as I progress with the book – at the moment I have the contents page, rough layout and a rough draft of Chapter 1. I’ll keep you updated as to how things are going. And if there’s anything you’d like to read about, or for me to provide detail and guidance on in the book, I’m more than happy to consider all requests, thoughts and ideas (sensible ones, of course. Let’s not get silly, now!).
And another reason to keep an eye out on the blog is a newsletter that I’m considering kicking off in the New Year, along with some free stuff. Like I said, watch this space!