Reflections at the Intersection of American History, Religion, Politics, and Academic Life
Tuesday, July 21, 2015
On Writing the History of the American Bible Society--Update #106
Cutting 50,000 words from a 203,000 word manuscript is not easy. No author wants to leave roughly twenty-five percent of his or her book on the cutting room floor. But this is what I have been doing over the course of the last two weeks. It is all my fault. I delivered a manuscript to Oxford University Press that was way too long. My editor required cuts and I made them. Surprisingly enough, I think "The Bible Cause: A History of the American Bible Society" will now be better book. I am, however, going to miss some of the stories that did not make the final draft. Maybe at some point I will post them here at the blog.