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 done, it’s off to the publisher for copy editing. Unlike my previous book, which was self-published, this book will have to be complete and edited months in advance of publication. For The Worst President in History, writing and editing was happening up until it was actually submitted to Amazon for publication. Of course, there was more pressure to keep the writing going as long as possible for that book, as Obama’s presidency was still not over yet.
If this review period goes quick and smooth, there’s a potential I can get this new book off to Bombardier Books before my deadline, which won’t impact its publication date, but allows more time for the copy editing process and potential revisions. We’ll see if I’m willing to hand it over early, or use every possible moment available to me to tweak and add to the manuscript. Either way, my work is nearly complete!