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I had about three hours in the afternoon on Friday to do some work on the ABS project and I think I made the most of it. I managed to make some considerable headway on the editing and polishing of chapters one and two. These chapters are starting to look good, but the process or editing is time consuming. I compare it to the process of sanding a piece of wood by hand. You must go over it, and over it, and over it again until the wood is smooth.
Last night I spent about an hour at a local Princeton watering hole with Thomas Kidd and he gave me some good advice on the difference between publishing with trade presses and publishing with academic presses, especially as it relates to the process of peer review. More on that later.