The Bad Attitude Guide to Good Citizenship is DONE! Well, except for the afterword, which I’m going to redo and turn in next week. Other than that — it’s done and submitted to Paladin Press.
Just looked to see when the first email arrived from Donna at Paladin proposing the project.A month ago today. From zero to completed manuscript (about 2/5 new material, 3/5 compiled columns — but even those had to be edited and updated, so still quite a project) in exactly one month. Whew!
(Ulp. I also just realized, in re-reading Donna’s first message, that I didn’t really fulfill Peder Lund’s exact request on the book’s theme. Ah well … Writers. You know how they are. I did show ’em an outline, so hopefully we’re still somewhat in tune.)
Now Paladin gets to perform the real miracles. They’re determined to have the book published and on sale by mid-October. Editing the book, formatting it, and printing it in three weeks? That’ll be interesting.
In further book news, I hear rumors that Hardyville Tales could be appearing any day now. Just rumors, though. Writers are the last to know.
One S.W.A.T. article to write — and then I’m back in the real world.
Anybody have any topic suggestions for the S.W.A.T. piece? I suspect other minds are working better than mine right now. The issue I’m deadlining on will hit mailboxes in early January (though it is not the January issue, so New Years themes are out). Always hard writing something topical with that long a lead time. Your ideas are most welcome …