Great news this week, I've completed the first draft of part 1. It's of course an important milestone, and it feels GREAT.
Part 1 is 95 (!) pages long and full of practical advice about how to become a software crafter. In it, I shared many ideas that I would've loved to be taught but had to discover on my own over the years.
I took a day off to celebrate (ok, I mean about 1 hour off), then immediately started working on the second part.
Part 2 is dedicated to what clients need, which is (sometimes) in opposition with what users think/say that they need.
There was one more pre-order this week (yay!), receiving the Gumroad notifications really feel good :)
importantly one of my first customers agreed to receive early drafts and give me feedback. In exchange, I offered to directly answer questions, meaning that it should be a win-win arrangement: I'll get first-hand, actual feedback, and my customer will get early access to the content, and direct access to "the source". My hope is that remarks/questions that I get will provide an additional feed of ideas to further improve the book. We'll see how that goes!
Along with those changes, I've also announced the end date for the early-bird price: end of February 2021 (https://twitter.com/dSebastien/status/1352536191699214343). At this point, I'm not sure what I'll do next: either increase the price to 100% or still keep a (lower) price reduction.
I still struggle to gain traction and only got ~100 visits in the last week. I need to make more people aware of the project.
Next week, I'll continue working on part 2. I've estimated the page count to ~35, so I should be done in about two weeks; we'll see how that goes ;-)
That's it for today!