Drones? Really?

Yes, #dronesaregood. And, yes, I wrote a book about drones.

What does that have to do with you? Everything.

A couple of years ago, I bought my husband a nano drone and a remote control helicopter. A nano drone is an itsy bitsy little drone that literally fits in the palm of your hand.

Both have been sitting on a shelf, collecting dust. In a quandary over what to do with them, it occurred to me that I could try flying them. What a novel notion!

Ever the researcher, I Googled everything I could find about drones. It was fascinating.

I soon realized that I did not, in fact, need to register the little nano drone. But, before I even got it out of the box, I also realized I was going to want a bigger, better drone. Soon. With a camera.

When that day comes, I’ll need to be registered. So I went ahead and began the registration process only to discover that you actually register yourself—and then attach the registration to your drone.

That was just the beginning of my education. As I learned, I realized that novices like myself need a place to record that information.

I found some fabulous online databases where you can record such info along with tracking your flight experiences and skills. I signed up for a couple of them. But, they really are more than I needed, considering I still hadn’t taken the nano or the copter out of the box.

So, practical person that I am, I created a sort of manual for recording that information, with the intention of publishing it. My background is Instructional Systems Technology so the first thing I usually think about is what kind of package my book needs to be.

This manual has basic information in it. But, it also identifies information you need to know. Things like what kind of drone you have and what kind of battery it uses.

It is designed so that you can carry it with you and write in information. Did you learn to turn left? Seriously, it’s a pretty big deal. Now, how about right?

Don’t worry. It’s simple. It’s just like taking care of anything else. Simple, but necessary.

But, the real reason I am posting about here is the self-publishing aspect. This book cried out for a format that lays flat so you can write in it.

Lulu does that. Createspace, everyone’s go to, does not.The book is called, “The Care And Feeding of My Drone.” It is woman-written for girls and women, and others.


Visit http://www.lulu.com/create/books to see the Lulu options. Not all of them are available for distribution to certain outlets…but I will tell you all about that later.


Learn more about Lulu from their blog.

Next time? I will tell you more about the marketing secret behind how to use Lulu to a writer’s best advantage. Intrigued?