Category Archives: Writing

Achievement unlocked

A few moment ago, I finished writing Windows Phone Secrets. Well. Put more accurately, I finished the initial writing pass, and submitted the final complete chapter to the publisher. There’s still a lot of work to do, but the truly … Continue reading

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Quick update: 7 days remaining in the schedule

I just uploaded the Email chapter to the publisher, so I’ve got 10 of 16 chapters submitted. My deadline is a week away. It’s going to be close. :) The Email chapter is about 19 pages in Word, and 25 … Continue reading

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Quick update: 50 percent complete

After 12 straight hours in front of the computer today, I reached the 50 percent milestone on Windows Phone Secrets: I have now submitted 50 percent of the book to the publisher. Of course, I’ve written more than 50 percent … Continue reading

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Windows Phone technical preview: The critics speak

After an inadequate amount of sleep, I woke up at 8, grabbed a cup of coffee, and sat down to read "The New York Times" on the Kindle. I looked up at my wife and asked, "Do we have a … Continue reading

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Hands-On with Windows Phone 7

I’ve been working non-stop this week in an attempt to get ahead of my impending deadline for Windows Phone Secrets. So imagine my surprise when Microsoft told me this week that I’d be able to write publicly about my experiences … Continue reading

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New web services for Windows Phone … And why Microsoft’s next smart phone really is magical

As the clock ticks down, more and more information about Windows Phone becomes public, which makes my life a lot easier. I’ve been balancing my desire to be transparent here on the Windows Phone Secrets blog with my need to … Continue reading

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Week one of the grind: 4 chapters down

With Friday fast coming to a close, I’ve put four chapters behind me (mostly). This is the minimum I wanted to accomplish this week, but I’ll get at least one more chapter done over the weekend, I bet. Of the … Continue reading

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