http://www.democraticunderground.com...ss=389x6367646Th1onein (1000+ posts) Sat Aug-22-09 07:17 AM
I just bought copies of a book that has me as an author
Strange feeling. I guess I could have had the publishing company send me a free copy, but I bought one for a friend and for myself.
It's a textbook for research scientists about cystic fibrosis and I wrote one of the chapters. It took me about two weeks to write it, which is a record time for me. My first paper took me two years to write and even then I wouldn't send it out for publication. My second only took me a year, and I did send it for publication, although I don't like it, now.
It's going to be strange, getting a book with my name in it as an author. But it feels really good. Especially so, since I am a self-taught scientist.
Now that is a very scary thought.:eek: