Since so many people keep asking, I figured I’d let folks know how the book is coming. The answer: it’s going okay. Not great. Not terribly.
As a guess, I’ve written somewhere between 50,000 and 70,000 words of which — again guessing — I’d say 30,000 – 40,000 are anywhere between acceptable to great.
The good news is that the historical research-intensive stuff should be coming to a close soon. If I never have to read another book about fascism — other than mine! — I’ll be happy. As I move into the contemporary stuff I will be able to draw on themes I’m more well-versed in from my normal day-work. That doesn’t mean there won’t be a withering field of blegs coming your way in the months to come as I don’t have a full-time researcher/intern to do my bidding.
Still, I’m feeling sufficiently upbeat that I’m actually going to write an actual G-File tomorrow as opposed to the syndicated column (which I’ll also be writing). Thanks again to everyone for their patience and support. I really do think it will be worth it.