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It has been a horrible writing week--absolutely horrible. As I have written in previous posts I have been too busy with other personal and professional responsibilities to work on the ABS project, but I will also admit that I have been low on motivation this past week. Chapter Five is requiring a lot of outside reading and it is really slowing me down.
The week is over and it was a bust. But I can't have many more weeks like this if I want to finish the book. Here's hoping I can get it together next week. Two new developments just might help.
First, I bought a new computer. My current home computer is about four years old. I hope the new hardware might give me a jump start.
Second, I have finally landed a publisher for this book. On Monday I will be signing a contract agreement with Oxford University Press. The folks at Oxford have met all of my demands for this book. They have agreed to a low price-point (it will be a trade book) and will be able to have the book out in time for the May 2016 200th anniversary celebration. (Assuming I can deliver by May 1, 2015) Needless to say I am thrilled with this offer! And now that I have a publisher in place I will try to do a few more posts about the entire process of securing one. Stay tuned.