Book drafted – finally.

After ten months, I’ve finally finished the first draft of my monograph. It clocks 100k words.

By “finished,” of course, I mean it is readable from front to back and has a coherent argument throughout. Proofreading, footnote editing, and the dozens of Word comments reminding me to add something here and there remain. “Ready to send out” is going to take a bit longer.

But it definitely feels like a milestone of some sort. Milestones are important to me when writing, as waiting until it’s “done” to declare I accomplished something is far too rough a wait.

A week-long push at the beginning of the fall and it will be ready enough for the publisher query process by Sept 1. Then I can forget about it temporarily and push the counters forward on everything else for awhile.

Jeez

An article by myself and Nick Scuillo came out this month in the Journal of Scholarly Publishing, on problems in peer review. It ends a long dry streak (the Rhetorica one wasn’t available, I think, until early 2016, even though it is in a Fall 2015 issue).

A whopping three are due to appear in 2020. Perhaps the Ramans are involved…