Ernest Hemmingway said, "The only kind of writing is rewriting." Or maybe he didn't. I just looked it up. It could be a false quote, but I wanted to write this blog post and not waste time verifying the quote. Anyway, the point is, my book, The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama, is done. Okay, well, the … Continue reading Editing.
Current Word Count: 67,968 First Draft of Manuscript Due: 44 Days The preliminary first draft of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama is nearly complete. A few tweaks to the introduction left to make, then it goes off to a trusted beta reader for insight and proofreading while I write the conclusion. Once that is … Continue reading Writing Update #5
To say my writing schedule for The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama has been the most aggressive I've ever done is an understatement. The first draft of The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama took six months, and then we revised and added to it on and off for three years. The … Continue reading The Process of Writing “Scandalous”
Current Word Count: 56,865 First Draft of Manuscript Due: 55 Days When I signed the contract with Bombardier Books I had just over 90 days to complete the first draft of the manuscript. So, as I planned out my writing schedule, I always considered myself to have had 90 days to finish the first draft, which means, in … Continue reading Writing Update #4
One year ago today, the paperback edition of The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama, was published. As I've previously mentioned, I didn't know back then the book would sell as well as it did or that it would become a bestseller. I certainly didn't think that the paperback would move many … Continue reading Another Anniversary
Current Word Count: 50,125 First Draft of Manuscript Due: 62 Days I've got two months before the first draft of The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obama is due to Bombardier Books, and the manuscript is in pretty good shape. I've written about 21 different scandals/controversies so far, and I have 6 more that I want to cover in this … Continue reading Writing Update #3