Tuesday, January 08, 2008





I've decided I'm going to put my paid vacation days to good use and finish "The Cryptoterrestrials," a book that's been far too long in the making. I've already written a good chunk (and posted portions online). A lot of the remaining work is assembly and polishing; I need to take what I've already written and render it into passable book form. I'm cautiously hopeful that I can finish a first draft in a week.

9 comments:

Greg Bishop said...

Get that book done! I know I'm going to be excited and jealous when I finally get to read it.

P.S. Who's writing the intro?

Elan said...

Is there a pre-order link in the works?

Nick Redfern said...

EXCELLENT!!

Katie said...

Woo Hoo! :o)

Mac said...

Greg--

A certain black-jacketed monster-hunter once volunteered (upon receipt of the actual mss., of course). It's been a while so I don't blame him if he changes his mind, but the offer stands.

Elan--

Patience! :-)

Greg Bishop said...

Bastard beats me to it again. Maybe I can convince him to give in, or write an afterword.

Mac said...

Greg--

Fine by me!

mr. intense said...

A _week_? Jeez. I have a friend who spent two years researching a book, and he intends to create his first draft by the end of March.

Both these time-frames seem, at least to pokey ol' me, to be extremely fast. I have some odd vision of Jack Kerouac, ripped on high-octane java, madly typing away for nearly a month on his "scroll" to produce "On The Road."

Take your time, Mac. 'Tis better to have a well written, thoughtful book than to fulfill the urgent expectations of others or to "just get the thing done." The subject deserves it.

Once published and out there, the extra time taken, as needed, will stand you in good stead with a quality book you can be satisfied you did the best possible job on, as opposed to belated recriminations about the "if I'd just taken the time" variety. Just my two cents worth...

An intro, a forward, an afterword, and an epilogue?

Mac said...

Intense--

Take your time, Mac. 'Tis better to have a well written, thoughtful book than to fulfill the urgent expectations of others or to "just get the thing done." The subject deserves it.

In my case most of the book is already written. I just need to get it in book form. I'm certainly not starting from scratch.