Mark Pilgrim is a smart guy, and he’s right that the correct time to start writing is while you have that sense of wonder. That was the big difference in the approaches I took with the ImageMagick book (an attempt to be definitive and therefore boring to write), versus the MythTV book (a cleaned up version of my lab book notes from when I installed Myth and got it working nicely, with some other stuff added for completeness). The MythTV book was a lot more fun to write, and I don’t feel nearly as burnt out at the end.
Read more about Mark’s burnout theory.
So, I wonder what is next for me?