Of course, this is a remarkable achievement for my first book. Especially for a fast time of publication and laying the book on the shelf ‘new book’. Because my obsession was just to publish a book.
By: Mochamad Yusuf*
There is a strong desire to write a book. Not just a desire or goal but was like an obsession. A dream that always haunt my sleep.
At the end of last year, 2008, I was guessing to write again my obsession as a resolution at the beginning of the year 2009. Though I knew the outcome of the resolution. That is a big zero, I’ll just go back to write a resolution at the end of that year.
I therefore consider, whether to include a resolution or not. If I put a resolution, but knew not to run, not in vain. Finally, I still enter. The goal is an obsession, a strong desire to be realized. And who knows if there is a strong will, there may be also a way to realize.
That is true. In December, my old friends visited to my home. He was my high school friend. Actually not a friend of contemporaries. He’s younger generation, 2 different classes. Although not a contemporary, we are quite familiar. Because active in the same activities: newspapers schools media, ‘Lensa 5’.
Because I am the founder and creator of the concept that the media, although I would have graduated from high school, still be active in the recruitment and succession. The hope can still proceed even though there was no me. There I met with him, who is also interested in the world of journalism. Later he will continue the school as the media editor in chief.
He used to come to my home. Because my room in front, with large windows all the way down, he can easily enter the room directly. We can discuss many things. But after I worked we lost touch. Had once come to my home when I got married early.
Since then the relationship broke up. Then I knew there was reportedly once said that he was a book best-seller, David Beckham. I so understand, if he is now a writer. And his work a lot. Even the best seller among them.
I applaud and admire him quietly. Because remain consistent for the world’s always writing. While I feel led, stopping only at the writing on the internet. Later I know, he even had his own publishing.
Therefore when he contacts and intend to return to the house, I warmly welcome his arrival. Not just meeting old friends who have never met, but I was determined to dig his secret recipe for a productive writer.
[TO BE CONTINUED]
*Mochamad Yusuf is an online analyst, public speaker, radio host, lecturer and IT practitioner at SAM Design. Actively writing and his books have been published, “99 Jurus Sukses Mengembangkan Bisnis Lewat Internet”. You can follow his activities on his website, or in his Facebook.