update number whatever on the Blogger book
I'll have a better update tonight, but basically the original writing is pretty much all submitted and I'm a third of the way into the author review process (that is, for a week or so I've have three of the ten chapters sitting in my inbox ready for me to revise and send back but I had to finish original writing first and then ask questions about some editorial comments). Only dribs and drabs remain: introductory few pages (but I'm waiting on a template for this series), front matter (nothing more for me to do in that than make sure my bio and acknowledgements are done), and I'm rewriting the blurb the marking people have attached to my book because I can't abide by some of the things marketing people say—because ultimately I'm
the one who has to back it up, not them. Argh.
Had a kind of eleventh-hour addition to the table of contents
yesterday. I finished and submitted Chapter 7, "Additional Blogging Tools," on Monday night, and on Tuesday it was already in the hands of my tech editor. Then Tuesday afternoon I read about the new Blogger for Word
plugin thing Blogger released and realized that gee, that belongs in Chapter 7. But, if I covered that I would also have to be sure to include the Blog This! part of the Google toolbar and the Blogger bar, as well as the BlogThis Firefox extension.
If you're keeping score at home, that makes a decidedly-not-even-number of 53 topics in the book. I can live with it, even if it is a little lopsided.technorati tag: blogger