Why the Silence

Those of you who actually read my blog on a regular basis might have wondered what had happened to me. While I’ve never been a ‘post-a-day’ kind of writer, it’s rare to have two months go by without a post of any substance. Well, I do have a reason for my absence.

I have spent the past months working on three separate writing projects, specifically the training kits for the Web, Windows and Enterprise Pro exams that are part of the MCPD certification. The names are too long to include, but they are MCPD Self-Paced Training Kits for exams 70-547 (Web), 70-548 (Windows), and 70-549 (Enterprise). None of these books are available yet (Amazon has them being released on Feb 28th), but I put the final stamp of approval on my part a short time ago.

This isn’t the first book I’ve been involved in. The other one was called The ASP 3.0 Code Maintenance Handbook from Wrox. The Friday before it was release, Wrox went bankrupt, so you can imagine that it didn’t sell incredibly well. In one of life’s little ironies, all three of these unreleased books are already selling better than my first ever did. And I can’t imagine that I’m a bad enough writer to drive Microsoft press out of business.

Anyway, once the holiday season has passed, I fully expect to be increasing my blog post output. So look for topics of interest for people who are working with ASP.NET 2.0, as well as anything else that might catch my interest.