With what seem like neverending deadlines, and no respite to take a breather, it is getting to feel like hard work. Coming home after a day’s work, just enough time to do the evening routine, have dinner and off to “the second job”. It’s a marathon, make no mistake about it. Chapter 6 due next week.
I knew that this was going to be tough. It’s just some evenings it feels tougher than others. Grit teeth, push on.
It’s been a huge effort to get the book’s second chapter out of the way. Writing a technical book is a painstaking process, especially when you know that each sentence is going to be scrutinised. Checking, double-checking, writing, and rewriting. Mostly a lot of rewriting. I was struggling with the dealine towards the end, but one last push over the weekend and it’s out with the editors.
I expect to get a lot more rewriting to do as a result, but in the meantime, I’m looking forward to having a beer to celebrate. Just as soon as I review my co-author’s other chapter, and then it’s 3 done and 9 to go. Woohoo!
Just sent it off to the editors. Celebrations are in order. According to http://www.universityreviewsonline.com/2005/10/20-distinguished-writers-and-their-drink-of-choice.html I should probably be considering something exotic :)