Derek Sivers

What I’m doing now

(This is a now page, and if you have your own site, you should make one, too.)

Two books down, one to go

I’m publishing three new books this year:

  1. “Your Music and People” was done last year. Patrick Smith is animating the whole audiobook.
  2. “Hell Yeah or No” was finished a few weeks ago. I just recorded and edited the audiobook. Now sending the text to translators.
  3. “How to Live” is a rough draft, and needs a couple months of writing.

I’m still working out where I’m going to get it printed, and what that will cost. Once I know, I’ll set up a page to take advance orders. If you get on my private email list, I’ll let you know long before the public.

Though Penguin published my last book, and offered to publish my future ones, I wanted the experience of self-publishing, and selling directly from my own site.

Settled in Oxford, England

After a year and a half of wondering where I’d live next, I’m well-settled in my home in Oxford, and plan to stay here for 12 years.

It’s so nice to have a home again, to not be wondering where I’m going to be next week, to just focus on my work.

Maybe that sense of a solid foundation is why I’m feeling creatively uncorked.

Torschlusspanik / Ambition returning

Though I want to finish my third book before launching anything new, I’m feeling my ambition returning after six years of sabbatical.

I’m so into my work that I’m getting up at 5am every day, diving straight into writing, and working every possible minute until I drop at 11pm. Because of that, I haven’t been very social.

Not socializing

When I first moved to Oxford, I announced I was here and put out an open call, saying I’d love to meet up with anyone.

I meant it at the time.

But now that I’m so into my work, I don’t want to stop! Not even for an hour. I’m feeling that wonderful sense of urgency, importance, and creative flow. So I don’t want to interrupt that to chit-chat.

Sorry if you were hoping to meet up. Maybe some day.


Updated July 14th, 2019, from Oxford, England.