I’m now in the final phase of writing the Handbook. The deadline is mid-May, so I know what I’m doing for the next month or so. I have a draft of the whole book, which contains most of the basic information, though I haven’t so far worried too much about style, grammar and punctuation. Now this rough shape needs polishing, honing, examples, structure. Fortunately I actually enjoy the editing stage – I love cutting bits of writing about and improving them.
What this also means is that I probably won’t be posting many reflective posts on this blog for the next month or so, though I have some older pieces I hope to complete. It’s rather frustrating, as I have so many ideas to write about. Expect a flurry of activity once the book is with the publisher! Mind you, once it’s in I will be creating a way to share updates on the many weblinks that fill the book – at the moment I’m inclining to some kind of mashup involving my zotero library, but I haven’t yet looked into this. I also intend to use the discipline of writing every day by moving seamlessly into my next writing project, of which more another time.