Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Chained to the Desk!

...Well, it's not quite that bad. I know I haven't posted here in 6 or so weeks but there's a good reason: I've been working hard on the manuscript for Notre Dame in the Civil War (The History Press, 2010/2011)! The manuscript is due in mid-September, which isn't far off, so I am finishing the writing and polishing what's already done.

There has been progress, though! The illustrations were due in mid-August and I have already turned those in. The History Press does a terrific job of incorporating a good amount of illustration material in all their books and this one will be no different! I sent them thirty photographs, etc., and I am confident that 20-25 of those will enliven the pages of the narrative!

With the illustration material in the hands of The History Press, it also means their artists are working on a nifty cover! I can't wait to see what they come up with (they have some great people there!) and you can be sure I will be sharing the cover art here on the blog as soon as I have it!

When the book is done and ready to go to press in the next several weeks you can also be assured I will return to blogging here in earnest...there is so much to tell about Notre Dame's epic Civil War story!

Stay Tuned!