More than two years ago I had an idea.
So I broke down the original book into two books that would include the more mature parts I had written at the time:
556 pages, 12 chapters, ~100K words, thousands of lines of sample code, dozens of exercises, a pretty funny fantasy story and this final pixel art cover that I’m super happy with. All wrapped in lots of love and the infinite care of a craftsman.
One thing that I really, really wanted to have in this book were illustrations. Fantasy illustrations are a classic ingredient of classic Fantasy books and therefore a perfect candidate for my books. However, my drawing skills aren’t yet up to par as you can see below:
I wanted to wrap up this article by thanking everyone who contributed to making this book a reality.
What follows is a recollection of all the people that have contributed to make this book better.
I would like to start by thanking my beloved wife Malin who’s infinitely patient and supportive of me. She’s the best listener in the history of mankind and an awesome person to exchange ideas with. Also my son Teo who has taught me a new meaning to the expression unconditional love, how infinitely cute babies are, that not all babies look the same and how to be super productive in small intervals of 14 minutes spread throughout the day.
My beloved parents Ricardo and Berta, and my sister Sofia. I’d like to thank my dad Ricardo for been loving, for pushing me to be excellent, and for been The Scourge of God all the times I slacked off throughout my life. I’d like to thank my mum Berta for her infinite love and care, and for her love of books that I seem to have inherited. Thank you Sofia for always taking care of me far better than I take care of you as an older brother.
Do you think it’d be interesting to learn more about how I wrote this book? Then stay tuned for an upcoming article on the topic of writing. Until then, take care and be kind!
Written by Jaime González García , Dad, Husband, Front-end software engineer, UX designer, amateur pixel artist, tinkerer and master of the arcane arts. You should follow him on Twitter where he shares useful stuff! (and is funny too).Follow @vintharas