It was 10 years in the making, but on April 5th, 2020 Technocracy was finally published. A little over 10 years ago, I made it a personal goal to write a book. I had some ideas and I thought, what a fun challenge to do something I have never done before.
Well, I learned a lot through the process. As I was writing, I found out first hand how complicated it is to maintain multiple story lines. To keep the audience engaged while spinning a tale that draws them in, but doesn’t reveal too much. The balance of interesting details and backstory versus boring distraction and unnecessary side tracking.
I joined a writers group in San Diego who were kind enough to read some chapters and I listened to their feedback. After I recovered from that bruising, I went back and edited some more. My family was helpful and gave me important insights.
Through it all, I gained a new respect for Authors and the process of creating something that is hopefully worth your time and interest.
I went through a series of attempts to publish with traditional publishing houses. I was discouraged with that process and it seemed like the entire publishing industry was in a state of upheaval.
With the recent developments of COVID-19 I decided that I wanted to get the story out, so I shifted the order of a couple of chapters and did some minor formatting. I wrote with general technology in mind, so I didn’t update it with the most recent developments.
Thank you so much to all those who have downloaded and purchased the book. The feedback has been great and I love hearing about how it encouraged readers to think about the role of technology in their lives today.