Sunday, April 3, 2011
Finished another article today, third in a series of five (or possibly six). Combined with the previous series, they'll actually make a good little book, a primer on social and asocial violence. If it breaks 50k words, I'll think about traditional publishing. Otherwise, e-books seem to be the way to go.
Also worked on a set of notes for Conflict Communications students. That's a delicate balance. A handbook would be neat, but people actually learn and remember better with hints than with passages.
Formatted two of the next three articles.
Still undone (but not tonight, I think. I've earned a break).
ahem. Still undone: seven weeks to get A Citizen's Guide to Police Use of Force into final shape. Karen is my editor on this project and I like working with her... but the manuscript I originally sent to David was just to give him an idea and it is a really rough draft. Done that twice now, sent and sold manuscripts before I even cleaned them up. Still want to work on a manual for calming emotionally disturbed, drugged and mentally ill people. Need to format Chiron 2008.
Kami did a great cover for 2008 and it cover my first seven months in Iraq. There will be lots of new material, mostly things I couldn't right at the time and maybe a few chapters of the Nanowrimo novel I did in Baghdad.