A blow-by-blow, first-hand account of writing and publishing the travel and philosophy book, The Jolly Pilgrim, is now live on this website.
The sales documents used to represent the book to agents and publishers are also online, as a free PDF download (both here and on page six, linked below). Writers and aspiring writers should feel free to use these documents for ideas, inspiration, or as an example of how to sell work.
The section dealing with writing and publishing the travel book is divided into nine pages, each with multiple links out to blogs, written during the process, with further detail. The nine web pages are:
- Part 1: Introduction
- Part 2: Conceiving the idea
- Part 3: Philosophy in a travel book?
- Part 4: A Year in a Shed
- Part 5: Binding Travel and Philosophy
- Part 6: The Road to Publication
- Part 7: Post-Production
- Part 8: Networking
- Part 9: The Publishing Deal
The two-year, round-the-world, 60,000-miles, 24-country, five-continent journey began on 27 May 2005 and ended on 8 June 2007. Work on the book commenced immediately, and finished in February 2010. The book was published on 15 August 2011.
Happy reading. I’m happy to answer questions and can be contacted through this website.
The Jolly Pilgrim on Amazon
Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy and an amusement. Then it becomes a mistress, then it becomes a master, then it becomes a tyrant. The last phase is that just as you are about to be reconciled to your servitude, you kill the monster and fling him to the public. – Winston Churchill