Behind the book…

Writing this book was hard.  Actually, the writing part was easy.  It was the rest of it that was hard, most notably the editing, layout, design, distribution, marketing and publicity.  The actual contents of the book only took me about five or six months to write.  The rest of it has taken almost a year.  I started the process in July 2011 and it was released on Amazon November 29, 2012.

I went to a book reading recently where someone asked the author if he enjoyed writing the book. He responded with a smile saying “I hated this book every day.  I questioned every word and every sentence, thinking there must be a better way to get across what I’m trying to convey.  I was constantly obsessing over how to make it better.  I didn’t really enjoy the book until after it was released.  At that point I was able to let go.”

That was therapeutic for me to hear because it almost perfectly describes my feelings.  It was hard for me to love the book as I was writing it.  The challenge was fun, but I too scrutinized over every word and sentence.  What kept me going is knowing what this book could become; a fun and helpful read for musicians.

For starters, I wrote this book in my spare time, which is minimal.  During the day I run a music company and at night a live music venue.  The phones are ringing non-stop.  Emails are flying in by the minute.  There’s never a dull moment in my 12 to 14 hour work days.  As a result, 100% of this book was written between the hours of 9pm and 3am.

But I’m thrilled with the outcome.

Since I first got started in the music business all I’ve wanted to do is help musicians.  Helping bands and aspiring musicians is what I love.  I hope that in some small way I can help anyone who reads this book.

Please do stay in touch with me.  If you have any questions, ideas, or just want to talk about the weather, write me at

Thanks for stopping by  Happy reading!


P.S.  All the hard stuff surrounding the release of this book that I mentioned above – I couldn’t have done it without some amazing help from my assistant Carter Peery.  Thanks Carter!

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  1. Fantastic website. A lot of helpful information here. I’m sending it to several friends ans also sharing in delicious. And obviously, thanks for your sweat!

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