Progress Report

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Eight Months and Counting

The official release date for How to Teach Physics to Your Dog is December 22nd, exactly eight months from today. It’s probably a little too early to go into countdown mode, but I thought I would mention a couple of recent developments with the book. First, the book itself continues its steady progress toward publication.…

I have an official release date for the book-in-production: December 22nd. There’s no lay-down date, though, so they may turn up in stores before then. Mark it down on your Christmas list now… There’s also an official title and cover: Emmy’s slightly miffed that she’s not the dog on the cover, but that’s what she…

Mr. Earbrass Writes a Pop-Science Book

Holding TUH not very neatly done up in pink butcher’s paper, whcih was all he could find in a last-minute search before leaving to catch his train for London, Mr Earbrass arrives at the offices of his publishers to deliver it. The stairs look oddly menacing, as though he might break a leg on one…

The Book-in-Progress is slowly but surely moving toward being the Book-in-Production. There isn’t an officially official date yet, but I’ve gotten what should be the last round of edits, and been told that it should be out this fall, just in time for holiday gift-buying. Between the book and my class, I don’t have a…

Quantum Physics for Dogs, v3.0.1

I haven’t sent it off to my editor yet– I need to look it over one more time to see if there are horrible mistakes anywhere– but I’m officially declaring the third draft of the book-in-progress to be complete. It clocks in at 61,518 words, and 240 pages. That’s 50% more words than the contract…

The second complete draft was sent off to my editor yesterday, and after a little bit of excitement regarding files that wouldn’t open, it was successfully delivered. There were only minor changes since the last update, mostly having to do with the figures and section headers and so on. I’ll put the table of contents…

I’ve finished a first pass through the second draft of Bunnies Made of Cheese: The Book, doing revisions on all of the chapters to make it a little more comprehensible. I’m still waiting for beta-reader comments on the re-written Chapter 8 (hint, hint), but other than that, I’m going through doing consistency checks (“Didn’t I…

Book Report

It’s been ages since I reported on the status of Bunnies Made of Cheese: The Book. For most of that time, that’s because there was nothing to report– I sent a draft off to my editor, and was awaiting comments. When I finally did get comments, the August 1 deadline was beginning to loom, particularly…

Book Report: Polishing and Waiting

I’m sitting on the couch, watching tv, when the dog comes in. “Hey, dude, what ever happened with that book, anyway?” “What book?” I ask, distractedly. “The one about me. What other book would I be asking about?” “Oh, yeah. I sent the first draft off to my editor and a bunch of other people,…

Book Report

It’s been a couple of weeks since the last progress report, and Emmy is getting concerned. So what’s the status of the book, anyway?