Tuesday, February 17, 2009
"I Shall Return" (but not before the book is finished.)
After an afternoon and evening of hobnobbing with my fellow Three Percent wizards yesterday, it has been decided that the following drastic steps are necessary:
1. "Vanderboegh will cease and/or drastically cut back on blogging," so that
2. "Vanderboegh can finish the damn book."
This has been coming for a while. In order to write a book you must zone out just about everything else and get into that alternate reality. Some folks can do both. I cannot.
This is not to say that blogging here hasn't paid off handsomely in terms of friends found and message spread. It has. But I must have two to four weeks to finish the book, ere it will never be. Time is short and I must needs finish what I started.
I ask my friends to continue to read and debate at places like David Codrea's War on Guns and especially his Examiner column, at Pete's WRSA, and other Threeper blogs.
"I shall return," quoth Dugout Doug. Fortunately it will not take me three years like he did. Patience, I beg of you. I will try to whet your appetite with another on-line Absolved chapter in a few days. You may also, in the interim, wish to take a trip down memory lane and vist older posts which you merely skimmed over before.
I may post one or two items of interest in the mean time, but don't expect daily posts. It ain't happenin' until the Absolved manuscript is off to the publisher.