Originally Posted by Sarah in SC
(how's that book coming, Nords?)
OK, you asked.
The intro & first two chapters have been completely overhauled, thanks to all the hard work & suggestions of Bob Clyatt, SamClem, and others. I think they're done. Chapter 3's been drafted and is in
editing. I'm starting on chapter 4 of 12.
It's coming faster, but that's a relative term compared to glaciers or cold molasses. The biggest challenge is not getting distracted by all the
south shore summer surfing
fascinating research out there while keeping track of all the contributions, references, & links. I'm no longer wandering around aimlessly but I'm not exactly taking large strides toward some sort of deadline. I'm probably closer to the finish than to the start but I'm still ambivalent about publishers versus self-publishing. I'll deal with query letters again when I'm done with the text.
The reactions I get from the professionals, this board's veterans, and other vets convince me that this is still worth the effort even if it's not speeding along. Starving authors either publish within a year... or they starve. Writing goes a lot slower when you lack a profit motive but it's a lot more enjoyable.
Andy R is working on a way to add attachments to social group posts. (It exists for posts to the regular forums but it doesn't exist for posts to social groups.) The feature appears to be feasible but it's a matter of figuring out how to set up the options or the code. When that's working then I'll post Word document chapters in the social group "The Military Guide to Financial Independence and Retiring Early-- FIRE!", invite you veterans & families & friends, and we'll see how it goes.