Thursday, December 01, 2005

How is Your Book Going?
Funny thing about formatting. You can have what you think is a perfectly reasonable book of 243 pages, single spaced with a blank line between paragraphs. But when your editor prefers it without those blank lines but double spaced, you realize you've written something that's 421 pages long. Cripes! I mean, that's not how many book pages it would be but still. 123,000 words or so after four drafts. Probably need to drop 25-30k of those.

But..BUT!...I did submit the manuscript today. As per the agreement made long ago. Next comes the editing and the design and the world of other things. But tonight, I feel like I've done something.

And, it's being picked up by my fave new media outlet: conservative blogs!

4 comments:

bd said...

CONGRATULATIONS!
Woo hoo! Rock on! raaaoorrraaorraoeeeeeoooor!
(smokin hot guitar lick)

John said...

Congrats to you!

Marty said...

"Writing a book is an adventure. To begin with it is a toy, an amusement; then it becomes a mistress, then a master, and then a tyrant; and then the last phase is that, just as one is about to be reconciled to one's servitude, one kills the monster"
-Winston Churchill

That came to mind as I was poking through your archives reading your book updates. Quite fitting methinks.

Bernard said...

Sir, I salute you.