#16 Treating Your Book Like a Startup — With Adam Dreece

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Do you ever look at authors who’ve done it and wonder how the heck they manage?

Would you like to peek into the career of someone who’s in the early stages of someone doing just that?

SO often we hear about authors who have already “made it”…they have successful careers and everything’s going great. However, I wanted to share with you someone who is at the beginning of that journey. Someone who’s still figuring things out. So today we’re talking with Adam Dreece and he is going to share with us a little his journey moving from full time software engineer to full-time steampunk author.

For more than 25 years he shared stories he wrote with friends, and while he loved the idea of being a writer some day, he always focused on his technical career. He quickly went from being a software developer to a solutions architect, and found himself leading multi-million dollar projects,

In January 2014, he started writing and indie published his first two Young Adult books: Along came a wolf and Breadcrumb Trail. Both books went on to become best sellers. His third book in the series—All the kings men—is being released in April, 2015.

For 2015, he has challenged himself to write full-time and build a career as an author. Join us now as we take a look at how he’s planning for success by treating his business like a startup.

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER:

  • Why it’s important to periodically re-evaluate what’s important
  • How to map out your success just like tech startups do
  • Why milestone deadlines are so important
  • How to balance work, life, and family and STILL grow a career

RESOURCES AND LINKS:

Adam’s website: AdamDreece.com

Find Adam on Twitter: @AdamDreece

ADAM’S BOOKS (click to go to Amazon):

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