I am in the very very very last stages of writing the Handbook. I really hope to have it ready to send off this weekend. My personal deadline is the start of Wimbledon – I’m not allowed to watch any of it until the Handbook is in (well, not on a proper telly anyway, I don’t count twitter, web etc). The real deadline was just before the French Open though, so I am a bit late with it.
I’m mainly pruning at the moment (I’ve gone from 81,000 to 74,000 and need to get below 70,000). So far I think the cuts are improving the work, removing flannel and irrelevancy. Fortunately I really enjoy honing my writing. Then I need to sort out the references and bibliography. That side I don’t enjoy (does anyone??), even with Zotero to help, but it has to be done.
Better get on with it!