Announcing John McClarren’s Online Business!
Dear friends and family,
This is a bit like a grand opening email, but let’s call it a re-grand opening email for my website, considering that it has been around for a few years. I am finally ready, or nearly so, to publish my first book about military life, titled MILITARY LIFE – SERVICE OR CAREER A SOLDIER’S PERSPECTIVE. The manuscript has been completed for several years actually, but I was convinced for a very long time that traditional publishing was the only way to go. The industry has changed remarkably over the last couple of years, and the logical way for me to go is both print and e-publishing. This book is written primarily to two groups of people. The first group is young people finishing high school or college, looking for an occupation or profession, who might be entertaining the idea of the military, either as a four-year enlistment or as a lifelong career. It is one of the few resources available written from a personal perspective of one who has been there and done it, showing experiences that I have gone through and highlighting both the good and the bad of the military life. The second group is that of the older folks who have also been through similar experiences of my own and would like the opportunity to go back and reminisce some of the good, bad and ugly times. It should be a fun read for most readers, as well as educational for many.
Shortly after the above book is published I want to do the same with my memoir, which again has been completed for quite a while. That one is tentatively titled ZERO TO SEVENTY (CAUTION: HAIRPIN CURVES AHEAD).That book focuses on not only a good part of my life, but the directions it took and the fact that assuming risks all along the way accounted for most of the end results. Those risks resulted in injuries, failures, and disappointments, all of which added up to a wonderful life with everything I could ever ask for, including happiness and fulfillment and a wonderful family. I am not through taking risks, and I am by no means finished with furthering my accomplishments. I love to write, and I have two more works in progress with many ideas floating around in my head for further projects. I am planning to live to 110 years old; so I have plenty to time to finish all those projects and many more. Stay with me, and please feel free to spread the word. Hopefully many of you know others who might be interested in one or both of the above books when they are published, and I will inform you as each one comes out.
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Welcome to the JOHNRMCCLARREN.COM BLOG. After having had a couple of manuscripts completed for several years and having a couple more well on the way, but not really that close to completion, I have decided to get things on the road. I thought for a very long time that I would never go independent publishing. I honestly thought that traditional publishing was the only way to go, and in fact for a very long time that was true. Only in the last year or two has independent publishing gone crazy, and no longer is the negative stigma present, which at one time would have destroyed the potential career of an up-coming author. There has been a one hundred, eighty degree reversal of the publishing industry. As of today, the day before “tax day”, I am hoping my first published book will be available on line in the next few weeks. What book would that be, you might ask? Good question, because I did debate for a while which one should be the first out. I chose to put my book on the military experience out first, and I will elaborate on that in my next post, which is actually a “grand opening” of this website, which has already been in existence for several years.
The situation is that I have never done anything active with the site up to this point. It has just been here to keep anyone interested in touch with what I have done or intend to do, as well as what I am in the process of doing with my writing. I will now try to add to this blog site frequently. I have renamed that first book coming out very shortly to MILITARY LIFE – SERVIE OR CAREER A SOLDIER’S PERSPECTIVE. It is a name that will be much easier to find on line and most people I have talked to like it much better than the original title. I am ready to submit the final PDF for the first proof. Stay tuned. It will only be a matter or days now, maybe a little more, depending on how it looks.