Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Progress report

Today, at Starbucks, around 1:30 p.m., I finished Chapter 11 of my MLS history book (rough draft). At 62,200 words, I have now written a viable nonfiction work.

All that remains of the rough draft is a conclusion, which I may not write in detail until I've done some interviews -- already underway -- and gone back through the book.

I feel exhausted and really, really happy. I wasn't sure at first that I could do this. Now, whether this book ends up selling 100,000 copies for a major publishing house or 10 through self-publishing at Amazon, I know I will have written a decent book. I'll spend the rest of my mini-sabbatical making it better.

The funny thing -- since going on this final roll, my Freecell skills have seriously deteriorated.

5 comments:

Lex said...

Congratulations! I had forgotten you were working on this project. I'm glad you've made such progress.

AG said...

(whooping and jumping around) FANTASTIC!!! Most impressive time management and drive! Can't wait to read this thing (and remember, if you need a reader)...

Dave Lifton said...

Congrats. Do you need me to fact check it for you?

PZ said...

Looking forward to buying a copy of the final product.

Anonymous said...

I hope there is a chapter in their on the San Jose fans who fought to save their franchise and then worked to ressurect it. MLS fans are unique, I think, and worthy of study in their own right. If not this book, maybe the next one . . .

Congratulations on a job surely well done.