Got a Facebook message from a friend of mine the other day. She wanted to write a book about her and her husband's transition into The Army Life—he joined recently. She wanted to know what I thought and if I could offer any advice.
I've heard this several times over the past couple years, mostly from people who knew I was writing and publishing my first book. Some were close friends, some were complete strangers, and all—as was I once upon a time—were a little delusional about what their book would become. Like them, I'd once believed my book would sweep the nation, inspire change around the world, and make millions as a Hollywood blockbuster.
Who knows. Maybe one day. I still dream. But for now, no, that has not happened.
I am still thrilled I wrote it, for multiple reasons. But here's what I told my friend, about hers. Here is our exchange, slightly edited. As always here at BrandonSneed.com, I don't know how smart or helpful my advice actually is, so I hereby waive all liability for reading and then following said advice. But also, as always, it is what I know right now to be most true.